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From "Sian January" <sianjanu...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [classlib][pack200] Pack200 status update
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2008 09:25:53 GMT
Thanks for the update Andrew, and thanks for all your work in the class file
area.  It's really great to have something working for the full unpack even
if it is Hello World :-)

Sian


On 14/01/2008, Andrew Cornwall <andrew.pack200@gmail.com> 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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