[security-dev 01116]: 6840752: Provide out-of-the-box support for ECC algorithms

Andrew John Hughes gnu_andrew at member.fsf.org
Mon Aug 24 12:26:10 PDT 2009

With this changeset:


the new ECC was added to OpenJDK.  When I first read about this, I'd
assumed we were getting a Java-based implementation.  The final
changeset seem to just be an inclusion of the NSS code into the
OpenJDK codebase, which adds yet another case where a system library
is replicated internally (the others being libjpeg, libpng, zlib, lcms
and probably others I've missed).

Is this correct? Were there local modifications to this code as well?

As seems to be common practice with OpenJDK, this changeset just
appeared with very little, if any, public discussion.
Andrew :-)

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