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Re: [equinox-dev] [vote] graduating the new jar processor bundle

lots of opportunities for exploiting jar processor


        - Dave

Jeff McAffer <Jeff_McAffer@xxxxxxxxxx>
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09/09/2007 08:05 PM

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[equinox-dev] [vote] graduating the new jar processor bundle

As you may know, we used to have the JARProcessor embedded in the bowels of Update manager.  Turns out that there are several uses for the processor (pack200 support, signing, verifying, ...) and having this function as a stand-alone bundle would be "a good thing"(tm).  So in the p2 work we did just that and created org.eclipse.equinox.p2.jarprocessor.  Bug
talks about updating update to use the new processor.  Of course, the current JarProcessor bundle is in the Equinox Incubator.  To date I think we have avoided cases where we build the mainstream SDK based on content from an incubator.

We have two choices, we can wait to move Update over or we can graduate the current JARProcessor bundle.  Here I popose the latter since the code in the bundle is unchanged from the original that shipped in 3.3.  All we are doing is putting it in a separate bundle. The only thing at issue is the shape of the API and that can evolve until the API freeze just as any other bundle in HEAD.

So consider this a formal call for voting on graduating the org.eclipse.equinox.p2.jarprocessor bundle.

+1 from me.

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