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Project Status


  • 1.0.x will be the RxNetty-2 update. It is currently pending an RFC for API changes.
  • 0.5.x is the current release branch. This is no longer under active development but will have major patches applied and will accept pull requests.
  • 0.4.x is now considered legancy and will only have critical patches applied.

Branch Status

This is the current branch for RxNetty and is now API stable.


Motivations and detailed status of the breaking changes in 0.5.x can be found here RxNetty

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Reactive Extension (Rx) Adaptor for Netty

Getting Started

The best place to start exploring this library is to look at the examples for some common usecases addressed by RxNetty.

A very simple HTTP server example can be found here and the corresponding HTTP client is here


Binaries and dependency information for Maven, Ivy, Gradle and others can be found at

Example for Maven:


and for Ivy:

<dependency org="io.reactivex" name="rxnetty-http" rev="x.y.z" />

and for Gradle:

implementation 'io.reactivex:rxnetty-http:x.y.z'
Unintentional release artifacts

There are two artifacts in maven central 0.5.0 and 0.5.1 which were unintentionally released from 0.4.x branch. Do not use them. More details here


To build:

$ git clone -b 0.5.x
$ cd RxNetty/
$ ./gradlew build

Bugs and Feedback

For bugs, questions and discussions please use the Github Issues.


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