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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [pack200] Merge code back into archive?
Date Sun, 23 Sep 2007 20:27:33 GMT
Pascal Rapicault wrote:
> In fact, if it was a separate download, I could see it being part of the
> Equinox provisioning work to bring the benefits of pack200 to the crowd
> running non java 5 JREs.

Yep, let's get it working first then figure out how we can make it
useful to the widest audience.

Regards,
Tim


>   From:       Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>                             
                                                           
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>   To:         dev@harmony.apache.org                                                
                                                     
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>   Date:       09/23/2007 03:55 PM                                                   
                                                     
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>   Subject:    Re: [pack200] Merge code back into archive?                           
                                                     
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> Alex Blewitt wrote:
>> I sent a while arguing for the pack200 code to be a separate bundle,
>> and therefore set up with its own source trees in the archive module.
>> The plan was that the pack200 bundle could be used in other OSGi
>> engines on its own outside of Harmony.
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>> The plan didn't work out quite as expected in that it took longer to
>> get going than planned, and since Java 1.4 is nearing EOL it probably
>> doesn't make sense for the pack200 to be available as an OSGi bundle
>> in its own right. In any case, I ended up letting the implementation
>> slide and now it's been taken over by others.
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>> So it might be a good time to consider folding it back into the main
>> archive source folders/locations. Sound like a good idea?
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> I will let those who have taken over it's implementation make the
> decision, but (always being one to express an opinion <g>) I see no harm
> in it continuing as a separate module while the functionality is
> completed.  It would be trivial to make it 1.4 compatible, roll it into
> ARCHIVE, or make it a fragment bundle later.
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> Regards,
> Tim
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