It will be at least a year before Sun STARTS the process of updating the SCBCD, which means it will probably be 18 months before a new version is live...
You can relax on this one. The main reason that this is true is because the container vendors typically don't upgrade their products quickly, and companies using EJBs typically don't upgrade their containers quickly... too much overhead. When we talk about this with Sun, we all agree that what's really out there, in the real world, is 1.3.
Spot false dilemmas now, ask me how!
(If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.)