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From "Magnusson, Geir" <geir.magnus...@intel.com>
Subject RE: Intention to work on Pack200 uncompressor/compressor
Date Fri, 26 May 2006 00:41:03 GMT
Please don't answer.  Someone politely pointed out privately that I'm a
moron.  I understand now.

Geir


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geir Magnusson Jr [mailto:geir@pobox.com] 
> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 5:23 PM
> To: harmony-dev@incubator.apache.org
> Subject: Re: Intention to work on Pack200 uncompressor/compressor
> 
> Would you mind if I ask why?
> 
> geir
> 
> 
> 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/
> > 
> > The actual java class/interface is relatively simple, but the
> > implementation behind the unpack() and pack() methods 
> decidedly isn't
> > :-) My goal will be to provide the unpacking algorithm 
> first, and then
> > work on a packer subsequently. I'll probably try to write it in an
> > o.a.h module first, and then hook it into the java.util.jar
> > classes/packages later.
> > 
> > The only problem is that I'm building this on a Mac 
> (primarily) and so
> > I don't have the ability to download the IBM VM for 
> bootstrapping the
> > VM process (though a later task is to see if I can help with the
> > migration of the VM to Mac OS X). Can I develop it against the Java
> > 1.4 on my machine for the o.a.h module first, and then contribute it
> > in stages?
> > 
> > The other problem is that the API is pretty sparse; the 
> packer either
> > unpacks, or it doesn't :-) So from a contribution point of 
> view, there
> > may not be much to publically show, but I'd like (if 
> possible) to have
> > some of the implementation work made available as I go, in 
> case anyone
> > else wants to help out :-)
> > 
> > I'd also like to try and design the implementation such 
> that it could
> > be downloaded and used by other OSGi implementations (e.g. Eclipse).
> > 
> > If someone can give me some advice as to a suitable package 
> name I can
> > make an initial start on an implementation, and then in stages can
> > post it to Jira.
> > 
> > Thanks,
> > 
> > Alex.
> > 
> > 
> 
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