RFR: JEP 367: Remove the Pack200 Tools and API

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at oracle.com
Thu Dec 5 20:21:55 UTC 2019

On 12/5/19 12:41 AM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 05/12/2019 08:16, Henry Jen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Updated webrev[1] reflect comments since last webrev. Vicente had 
>> done all the heavy-lifting and hand over to me to finish up.
>> Changes to symbols is reverted, as we expect that only need to be 
>> updated in next release by running make/scripts/generate-symbol-data.sh.
>> The jar files are confusing in the webrev, but those files are 
>> removed. The whole test/jdk/tools/pack200 is removed.
>> Cheers,
>> Henry
>> [1] http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~henryjen/jdk14/8234542/0/webrev/
> The update webrev looks okay to me, except this part of the comment in 
> flags-cflags.m4
> "Now that unpack200 has been removed we should consider setting it for 
> windows too. but this could be done as a follow-up effort. It could be 
> that other other clients are relying on the current configuration for 
> windows".
> I think it would be best to create an infrastructure/build issue and 
> leave most of this  confusing comment out.

I also think keeping flags-cflags.m4 as is and file a new build issue as 
a follow-up would be better.

Otherwise, this updated webrev looks okay to me.


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