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From Steve Loughran <>
Subject Re: Task for the new Pack200 format
Date Tue, 10 Feb 2004 18:04:37 GMT
Stefan Bodewig wrote:
> Hi,
> 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?

Antlib. That way people w/ Ant1.6 will be able to use them, and it shows 
that we think antlibs are the future of addon stuff.

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