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From Antoine Lévy-Lambert <anto...@antbuild.com>
Subject Re: Task for the new Pack200 format
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 12:42:52 GMT
Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de wrote:

>>Java 1.5 comes with support for a new archive format Pack200[1] which
>>basically works by using a special compression algorithm that is very
>>effective on Java class files.  The way to create such an archive is
>>to create a plain old jar first and then turn ot into a Pack200
>>archive - "depack200"ing again yields a jar archive.
>>
>>Sine Java 1.5 comes with a straight forward utility class[2], creating
>><pack200> and <unpack200> tasks would be quite simple - and first
>>enhancement request are predicted to pop up soon 8-)
>>
>>Do we want to make them core tasks or do we want to farm them out into
>>an antlib of their own?
>>
>>Stefan
>>
>>Footnotes: 
>>[1]  http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=200
>>
>>[2]  http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/javax/pack/Pack200.html
>>
>>    
>>
>
>
>Because its based only on (new) standard classes I would do that as
>core tasks. And as an adoption of <jar>, so the user doesn´t has to
>create the JAR bofore "pack200"ing.
>
>Jan
>
>  
>
+1
Antoine

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