[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] Status of com.sun.image.codec.jpeg

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Thu Aug 14 16:32:29 UTC 2008

Hi 2d guys,

We're testing different flavors of OpenJDK,
and noticing uses of classes in com.sun.image.codec.jpeg.
These classes are still in non-OpenJDK JDK7.
They were removed from OpenJDK, probably
because they were encumbered (proprietary Kodak code).
The IcedTea folks have created new versions of these
classes, but they appear to be only stubs.

Can we have a clear statement about the status?
These classes were documented at least for 1.4, e.g.


There does appear to be full support for the JPEG image
standard in OpenJDK and IcedTea.  It would be nice if the
API in com.sun.image.codec.jpeg could be adapted, or if not,
at least provide stubs with clear @deprecated tags that
explain to maintainers of legacy code
what APIs should be used instead.



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