JDK-8216978 : Drop support for pre JDK 1.4 SocketImpl implementations
  • Type: Enhancement
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.net
  • Affected Version: 1.4.0,13
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • Submitted: 2019-01-14
  • Updated: 2019-06-14
  • Resolved: 2019-05-02
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JDK 13
13 b20Fixed
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Description
java.net.Socket and ServerSocket have support for pre JDK 1.4 SocketImpl implementations, specifically to support SocketImpls that were compiled with JDK 1.3 or older, which do not have support for unconnected sockets. This support is legacy. Such implementations do not compile with JDK 1.4 or newer, so it should be relatively safe to drop this support.
Comments
We intend to go ahead and remove it in 13.
12-04-2019

Most recent known activity related to old-style SocketImpls, JDK-6449565 ( 2006 )
28-02-2019

As stated, these impls do not even compile any more. Runtime support can be degraded in stages. 1) print a warning (13?) 2) remove support (14?)
14-01-2019