NBIO: Nonblocking I/O for Java

BETA test release for Windows 2000

Matt Welsh, Harvard University
Jerrold Smith,
Last updated 14 February 2002

This is a beta test release of the NBIO nonblocking I/O library for Java for Windows 2000 systems.

It should be stressed that the release is not yet production quality. We have not tested all features or done serious performance benchmarking yet, but I wanted to get this out there for those of you waiting for Windows support for NBIO.

It turns out that implementing NBIO on Windows is harder than we originally thought. This is because the various Win32 interfaces have somewhat different semantics than their UNIX counterparts, so a significant amount of design work had to go into getting it right.

NBIO for Win2k was designed and implemented by Jerrold Smith (jjsmith@pasteur.eecs.berkeley.edu). If you have questions on the code I encourage you to post them to the NBIO users mailing list so that others can benefit from the discussion. See the main NBIO web page for more information on the NBIO users list.

This code is is open source software.

Downloading the beta release

Here you can download the beta release of NBIO for Win2k. Please see the README file contained in the release for installation instructions.

This code is covered under an open-source license (see below).

Copyright license

This code is covered under the following Open Source license:

Copyright (c) 2002 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

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