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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: Pack200 -- can now read constant pool header
Date Mon, 12 Jun 2006 18:10:07 GMT

Tim Ellison wrote:
> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>>>> Since we want to keep ARCHIVE working throughout we can create a branch
>>>>> if you think the pack200 dev will be dangerous (I think we can handle
>>>>> in-place, but whatever).
>>>> Why a branch?  can it just be out of the mainline build?  IOW, excluded
>>>> for everyone else in the build?
>>> ARCHIVE is already in the mainline build and contains jar/zip support,
>>> we don't want to exclude that.
>> That wasn't what I meant.  I meant excluding the single file(s) that
>> cause the problem.
> Well you /could/ but I would claim that is not very desirable, since we
> would have to back out some changes in the existing built code for
> pack200, convince each IDE that not all files in the src/main were to be
> compiled, remember that there is an out-of-line set of files for archive
> etc.  Sounds like a form of branching without really doing it.
> ...but I expect that we won't need any of this, I'm sure Alex can cope ;-)

Would be a nifty feature - to tell your IDE to ignore a file...

> Alex: can you send what you have done so far?
>>>> (Or just make Alex keep it working :)
>>> That would be my preference -- the committer that applies the patch and
>>> the continuous build can check win/linux compilation.  If 'keeping it
>>> working' is too onerous, then branch.
>> Or get help :)
> Of course!
> Regards,
> Tim

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