Netty 3.2.1.Final, the first official stable version in 3.2 branch, has been released.

The Netty project is an effort to provide an asynchronous, event-driven network application framework and tools for rapid development of maintainable, high-performance, high-scalability protocol servers and clients.

In other words, Netty is a NIO client server framework that enables quick and easy development of network applications such as protocol servers and clients. It simplifies and streamlines network programming such as TCP and UDP socket servers.

Success Stories: Several community members shared his and her success stories with Netty since its beginning, and their stories were published to the official web site today. Check out the testimonials and performance stories from real users.

Changes Since 3.1: The following is the list of the most noteworthy features:

  • Overall performance improvement in NIO transport
  • Zero-copy file transfer in NIO transport
  • HTTP codec improvements
  • WebSocket support (both version 75 and 76)
  • Complete trailing header support
  • Zlib-based compression handlers
  • RTSP codec

For the detailed information on each change, please refer to the previous release announcements.