According to an InfoWorld report, Sun Microsystems will create an implementation of the specification, featuring function-based profiles, in about two weeks.
After three years of deliberations on the proposal, late Monday the official specification for Java EE 6 - Java Specification Request 316 - was approved by the Java Community Process's Executive Committee for SE/EE.
What is interesting about the specification is the ability to create function-based profiles. The profiles can be built for specific roles such as a Web profile for Web developers. According to InfoWorld, other profiles, such as one for telecommunications, have been anticipated.
"The vote," reports InfoWorld, "to approve JSR-316 passed with 12 yes votes, one no vote, one nonvote, and two abstentions."