Eclipse Help Java EE 5,6,7 Documentation, why not Java EE 8

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Hello,
I'm working with Eclipse Neon 2 and noticed that under the Help menu there are links to Java EE 5,6, and 7.
Why doesn't Java EE 8 documentation show up?  
How could I install Java EE 8 documentation?

I see that Experts Exchange still does not have Eclipse as a topic to support.  
I hope my questions gets answered.
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Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions Architect
Top Expert 2006

Commented:
Hi Chima,

JEE8 is still not released officially, by any chance you are referring to JDK 8?

Please check this link: https://www.infoq.com/news/2016/09/java-ee-delayed-2017
mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software Developer
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Java EE 8 docs wouldn't show up because it hasn't been released yet. The current Java EE version is 7.

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javaee/overview/index.html

Yes, this is different from Java SE.

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mccarl, I had not realized/checked, but I have installed the jdk 1.8.111 and installed the jre 1.8.121
I downloaded jdk 1.8.111
This is probably not "TRUE," like you say EE 8 is not released yet, but I would think that because in installed jdk 1.8.111, that the EE 8 documentation would be shown?
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software Developer
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
Ok, so think of Java EE as just another Java library, like Spring, etc. So what you are saying above (and I'm not trying to insult, just making a point) would be a kin to saying, "I've installed JDK/JRE 1.8 why don't I have Spring 8 docs?". Well because a) Spring is a different product and b) they are only up to Spring 4 (almost 5). It is just unfortunate naming AND almost similar release schedules that may lead you to think that SE and EE are more related than they really are.
Siva Prasanna KumarPrincipal Solutions Architect
Top Expert 2006
Commented:
Chima, you seem to be confusing JDK 8 to JEE8, JDK 8 definitely has been released and also has associated documentations.

Which version of eclipse are you using? User the latest Eclipse Mars.

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/packages/eclipse-ide-java-ee-developers/marsr

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IT Business Systems Analyst / Software Developer
Top Expert 2015
Commented:
@Siva,

Which version of eclipse are you using? User the latest Eclipse Mars.

Mars isn't the latest Eclipse version, that would be Neon.

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mccarl and siva, In researching your comments; a couple more questions came up, but open another question.
What I concluded is, like mccarl said; poor wording.  Siva you did clear my thought on the differences in Eclipse versions, hence my next question is coming.  Points coming shortly.

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