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

Chris Campbell Christopher.Campbell at Sun.COM
Thu Aug 14 16:45:26 UTC 2008

Hi Martin,

The history (and fate) of those classes is documented here:


On Aug 14, 2008, at 9:32 AM, Martin Buchholz wrote:
> 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.
> http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/2d/api-jpeg/com/sun/image/codec/jpeg/JPEGImageEncoder.html
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Martin

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