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From Tim Ellison <t.p.elli...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][pack200] Pack200 status update
Date Wed, 16 Jan 2008 17:42:52 GMT
Good work from both you and Sian, and good to see the code evolve 
through a steady stream of patches.


Andrew Cornwall wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Both Sian and I have made good progress with Pack200. We're now creating
> valid .class files from Pack200 archives, at least with simple test cases.
> I've had a lot of success with HelloWorld :-)
> In fact, behind the scenes a lot of code has been added. All the bytecode
> forms have been implemented, so we should be able to handle any bytecode
> that needs to be unpacked, along with its arguments. Class pool entries are
> sorted. Sian is now decoding most of the attributes, and just recently added
> code to write out exception tables.
> There are a few things left to do. Inner classes are still a problem, and I
> noticed today that all our unpacked .jar files have archive dates of January
> 1, 1980. I won't vouch for major / minor versions yet either.
> I've also updated the status on the Pack200 wiki page:
> http://wiki.apache.org/harmony/Pack200
> In short, we've done a lot, and although there's a little ways left to go,
> we can see daylight ahead.
> Thanks!
>     Andrew Cornwall

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