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From Torsten Curdt <tcu...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [VFS] Writing to Jar, Zip, Tar..
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2007 13:14:46 GMT
>> ...but it would be still a bit of work. When I was
>> trying to add a new archiver implementation I was frustrated with
>> some of the details of the current API
>
> I remember. Can you be more concrete? Maybe i can add some  
> improvements here.

Uff ...would love to help but this has already been a while. I'll try  
to look into it again.

> In fact, i compared the TrueZip implementation to Compress yesterday.
> We have quite less features and on some points in the code we depend
> on java.util.zip packages.

Why is using java.uil.zip bad?

> Additionally i really don't like the coding style in f.e. the
> zip-implementation. I would like to simplify that and make it more
> readable.
>
> Assuming we can realize your comments to the API, improving codestyle
> and documentation, would this be enough to release this component?

API design should be the first concern at this stage IMO. Everything  
else will follow - I am sure.

cheers
--
Torsten

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