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[p2-dev] Fwd: Re: JEP proposed to target JDK 11: 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API

FYI.

Regards,

Peter.

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Subject: Re: JEP proposed to target JDK 11: 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2018 17:27:07 +1000
From: Peter <jini@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: jdk-dev@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
CC: P2 developer discussions <p2-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>




We've been discussing this on the Eclipse p2 dev list.

The following has been proposed:

  1. Deprecate and remove the C++ Pack200 implementation and command
     line tools.
  2. Maintain the Pack200 standard and Pack200 implementation written
     in java, including adding support for Java 9 and 11 new pool
     constants and attributes.
  3. Don't deprecate the Pack200 standard or the Java library api or
     the java implementation.

I'll sign up to maintain the java implementation.

Regards,

Peter Firmstone.

On 27/06/2018 4:05 AM, mark.reinhold@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
2018/6/25 8:54:48 -0700, daniel_megert@xxxxxxxxxx:
 Sorry, didn't see your reply.

Is Eclipse willing to sign up to maintain this technology?
 If someone steps up to do so, yes. I think Peter has interest to do so.
 The question is: is it legally allowed to implement and ship a deprecated
 specification?
 Thatâs a legal question, which Iâm not qualified to answer.

- Mark