According to the previously announced plan, the Java EE 8 final specification will be released by the end of this summer. Now it seems that they have not spoken.
The Java EE 8 specification began accepting the JSR review in August 2014 and is now in the final specification for more than three years.
Last year, we reported that Anil Gaur, Oracle's vice president of Oracle EE and WebLogic Server, said Java EE 8, which is expected to be released by the end of 2017, will have basic micro services and cloud capabilities. Gaur plans Java EE 8 extensions will include enhanced security (in the form of secret management, and to support OAuth and / or OpenID), self-contained configuration of the API and health check (which may support application monitoring).
Some time ago, Oracle said it would hand over Java EE to open source organizations. Now, the Java EE 8 final specification has been introduced, do not know there may be transferred to the open source organization of Java EE will be how to develop.