Java 7 now supports Multicast. We should add support for it:
thank you for considering this
Add support for UDP multicast in NIO. See #216
Add some javadocs. See #216
Use the correct key to lookup MembershipKey. See #216
Finish support of NIO UDP multicast. This also change the methods to
return a ChannelFuture. See #216
Only use the source address to join a multicast group if it was speci…
…fied. See #216
Finish support for UDP Multicast in UDP. See #216
wow! I can't believe this :-)
where can I take a look? do you have an example? link please?
Checkout the unit test for it:
BTW, its only in master branch which is still a fast moving target and needs java7.
got it; will do and confirm; thank you.
I would like to start using netty 4 (thanks to your support for java 7 multicast);
can you please share:
the problem with netty 4.0.0 is that we will break a lot of the API. We are currently in the progress to redesign the API (see the next-api branch). So I think I would not use it atm.
I'm currently wonder if we should include the multicast UDP support for NIO in 3.5.0.
UDP support for NIO is primary motivation for me to go for netty 4;
please let me know if this is feasible in netty 3.5
Backport support for nio udp multicast to 3 branch. See #216
@carrot-garden could you try to use the 3.5.0-SNAPSHOT which has now support for NIO UDP Multicast: