Zlib level in JDK7

Steve Poole spoole at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Tue Feb 15 10:24:30 UTC 2011

Hi all,  

JDK7 is using zlib 1.2.3 (which was added to JDK7 back in 2009.) 

Zlib's latest version is 1.2.5 - is there any expectation to move to
1.2.5 in JDK7?   It seems a real shame to ship JDK7 with a version of
zlib that is so out of date.  

More than happy to help contribute towards making this happen.  I would
like to know if its already on someone's radar though  or to understand
why this is a mad idea :-)



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