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From "Loenko, Mikhail Y" <mikhail.y.loe...@intel.com>
Subject Contribution of security, crypto, and x-net libraries
Date Fri, 18 Nov 2005 18:46:46 GMT
With pleasure I announce the first contribution to Harmony on behalf of
Intel. The archive with the contribution is uploaded to the following
location:
 
http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HARMONY-16
 
The contribution includes the following things related to Java security:
 
1) Java Security Architecture (public API)
2) Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) and Java Cryptography Extension
(JCE)
3) Java Secure Socket Extension (JSSE)
4) Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
5) Java Authentication and Authorization Service (JAAS)
6) GSS-API (JGSS)
7) ASN.1 support framework and documentation for it. 
 
The contribution does not include security providers and login modules
except for NT and UNIX login modules, provided as an example, and a
Certificate Factory provider. 
We have tested this code with BouncyCastle, GNU-crypto, and JESSIE
third-party security providers.
 
The code is a result of efforts of Intel Managed Runtime Division team.
One should be able to run this code with a 1.4+ compatible JRE/VM (we
tested it with commercial JVMs). Classes that require special support
from the VM are not included into the contribution. This is, for
example, the reason why there isn't java.security.AccessController
class. The implementation is done according to Java 5 specification,
with the exception of where Java 5 specific language features, such as
generics, are required. There are some package names starting with
com.openintel.*, but, should the contribution be accepted, these are
easy to rename. 
 
Most of the code is pure Java, but where the native parts are required,
they are provided for Linux and Windows on IA-32 architecture.
 
Some folks at Intel spent some time over the last week trying to figure
out whether or not it is going to work with the recent contribution of
lang/util/io/net/nio packages by IBM, and the general consensus is that
they, mostly, should be compatible. We have verified that it is already
possible to run ant and the Eclipse compiler with this combination and
we are committed to work with the community to get more complex
workloads to work under Harmony.
 
The archive contains the README file that explains the things doable
with this code, but should any additional clarification be required, I
am ready to answer any questions. Please try this code out!
 
Mikhail Loenko,
Intel Managed Runtime Division

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