NIO.2 Backport to JDK 6 or 5?
Alan.Bateman at Sun.COM
Sat Jan 16 13:31:08 PST 2010
> I saw a google project with some stuff in it, but it looked long
> abandoned. Only 5 revisions are in the repository, and it doesn't
> really touch on the DatagramChannel with multicast support.
> I had a conversation last night with the person that wrote the NIO.2
> backport for IcedTea v6. He seemed of the opinion there were too many
> changes to com.sun.* to make a good backport. He said you'd end up
> repackaging too much for it to be worth it.
That's a fair assessment, especially for the multicast socket as it was
an update to the API and implementation rather than a completely new
API. If you are interested then the change-set for this part of the API
The implementation is the sun.nio.ch.* package (not com.sun.*).
> Here is a log of the conversation if you're interested:
> Anyway, he was on irc.oftc.net in #openjdk.
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