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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Intention to work on Pack200 uncompressor/compressor
Date Fri, 26 May 2006 05:13:47 GMT


Jimmy, Jing Lv wrote:
>> Alex Blewitt wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I'd like to start work on an implementation of the pack200
>> decompression algorithm, from the specification which is available at
>> http://www.jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/first/jsr200/
>>
> I shall give you a warm welcome for implementation of Pach200! :)  But
> as I know few about the legality, I wonder it is legal for us(Harmony
> developers) to read such algorithm directly from jcp.org? Can anyone
> give an answer? Let's go ahead if there's no obstacle.

What?  If we implement a spec from the JCP, we get the TCK and pass it. 
  That's it.

[SNIP]

> I know little about Mac, though I love its appearance :) I wonder if you 
> would write the implementation by pure java or native code. IMHO, write 
> them in native may be a help in performance, and maybe easy to merge 
> (And we see, RI create a excuteable pack200.exe in its jre). The code 
> can be put in native-src\(win.IA32/share/Linux.IA32/Mac?)
> \archive, naming pack200.c or so.
> BTW, I don't know if Harmony can be run on Mac currently. However, that 
> is an aim :)

Why not just write it in Java?

geir

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