Java SE 7 and 8 are approved
The JSRs for both releases were approved by the JCP committee yesterday. While my opinion is that this was just a formality (i.e. Oracle wouldn't have stopped their work on the releases either way), having approval clears the path to a few more years of Java community development.
The vote wasn't without its drama, as Apache and Google voted no to both according to The Register. No surprise there.