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From "Chr. Grobmeier" <>
Subject Re: [VFS] Writing to Jar, Zip, Tar..
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2007 13:10:16 GMT
> I am not sure I totally agree here. Last time I looked it was pretty
> much a one-man show from the original author. I wanted to provide a
> patch for some feature. It did not fit into his vision of truezip. So
> I left. (Did I hear someone say fork?) IMO extending is
> also a very questionable design approach. But anyway - the problem
> with this is that with truezip being available there are even less
> people eager to work on compress for the most simple things
> there is truezip available.

hm ok. sounds all very reasonable. I just saw that thing with extending don't like this either, but didn't see it when
skimming bout the code.

How about implementing the delete feature into compress, your comments
and some housekeeping stuff and doing a 0.1 release? When compress
is in a maven repository once people will get used to it and the component
may get more attention. Maybe we can borrow one or two features from
TrueZip (i really
love ASF license :-)) to make it more attractive.

When i am thinking about it, there are four people always talking
about compress: Mario and you as Apache committers, Will and me as
contributers. Guess thats enough for this component. :-)


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