Here is the updated pull request (please ignore #16).
In the spirit of our RXTX implementation we've created a Channel(Sink) implementation for connecting to InputStream and OutputStream objects. The general purpose of this is to be able to connect to legacy streams. E.g. in our case, we connect to streams that are exposed by device drivers. However, it can be used to connect to arbitrary Input- and OutputStreams.
There's also an example class that connects to System.out and System.in for demonstration purposes.
We hope it finds its way into the 4.0 release.
Daniel & Dennis
Updated version of netty-iostream channels
Fix a buffer leak in BinaryMemcacheDecoder