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JSR in java

The Java Module System (JSR 277) was initiated to address some of the issues caused by the JAR files. The Java Module System defines a distribution format and a repos

I was reading as above. I have not clearly understood. Waht are JSRs. why and how and when we use them.
please advise
Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
JSR = Java Specification Request

They are basically how all the new features that come into each new version of the Java platform are raised, discussed, specified, etc. You don't really use them, other than to get an idea of what new features may be coming (or have come in a newly released Java version) etc.
Sharon SethCommented:
Nothing more to explain after mccarl's answer . So , each new feature that Java is going to implement is tracked thru a JSR . There is a JSR for closures , a JSR for generics and so on. Maybe smthng like an RFC
gudii9Author Commented:
Where can i find all the upcoming, old JSR information. Please advise
Sharon SethCommented:
Java Community process https://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=283
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