Quote from Joshua Bloch: Thread groups are best viewed as an unsuccessful experiment, and you may simply ignore their existence."
However, I'm sure that when implementing java.util.concurrent.Executors method defaultThreadFactory(). The factory creates all new threads by an Executor in the same ThreadGroup, so there seems to be different signals coming from Sun.
[ October 19, 2004: Message edited by: Nigel Browne ]
Joined: Jul 12, 2004
David I have used ThreadGroup to start my GUI application inside it. This allowed me handle all uncaught exceptions and leave the application in a stable way.