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From Pascal Rapicault <Pascal_Rapica...@ca.ibm.com>
Subject Re: [pack200] Merge code back into archive?
Date Sun, 23 Sep 2007 20:14:36 GMT
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.

My 2 cents,

  From:       Tim Ellison <t.p.ellison@gmail.com>                                  
  To:         dev@harmony.apache.org                                                     
  Date:       09/23/2007 03:55 PM                                                        
  Subject:    Re: [pack200] Merge code back into archive?                                

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.
> 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.
> So it might be a good time to consider folding it back into the main
> archive source folders/locations. Sound like a good idea?

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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