Forwarded by Daniel Megert/Zurich/IBM on 18.07.2018 14:48 -----
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New candidate JEP: 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API
We will not be removing Pack200 in Java 12.
On Jun 12, 2018, at 1:50 PM, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx>
pack200 is used by the Eclipse update manager a.k.a. p2. The JARed plug-ins are compressed with pack200 and put into a p2 repository. Removing pack200 will make the download (and hence install) of plug-ins
much slower. Eclipse would therefore like to keep this technology. If that's not an option, then we would like that the removal does not happen
before Java 13.