Thanks for the update Dani.
A couple questions:
- Do we know why this technology is being deprecated?
- Would it be safe for us to keep our own implementation of
pack200 like it has already been explored?
- Do you know if there will be a replacement technology from the
Java community, if not will there be another recommended
On 7/18/2018 2:50 PM, Daniel Megert
Forwarded by Daniel Megert/Zurich/IBM on 18.07.2018 14:48 -----
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
pack200 is used by the Eclipse update manager a.k.a. p2. The
plug-ins are compressed with pack200 and put into a p2
Removing pack200 will make the download (and hence install) of
much slower. Eclipse would therefore like to keep this
that's not an option, then we would like that the removal does
before Java 13.
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