One thing about high technology is there's always something new coming along. Usually, it's better, at least in some way. Yet, you can't throw out what you already have until you are sure you have a replacement. That's still one of the things that makes technology assessment a bit of an art. Look at the recent machinations around Jigsaw, for example.
Recently, Oracle's Mark Reinhold blogged to the effect that Project Jigsaw will not be ready for the next rev of Java -- that is, Java 8, planned for September 2013. That could very well place Jigsaw as a standard reality somewhere in the 2015 timeframe.
Perhaps one could kind of see this coming. It doesn't take a seer. OSGi does some difficult work, and it took time to happen. Jigsaw may do the work more easily or differently, but it, too, takes time to happen. We recall SearchSOA.com's coverage of Jigsaw when described as part of a 2011 story on then-new OSGi bundling.
Read the news at SearchSOA.com and let us know what you think about the proposed Jigsaw delays.