New candidate JEP: 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API

Peter jini at
Sat Jun 9 09:05:16 UTC 2018

On 7/06/2018 6:54 AM, mark.reinhold at wrote:
> - Mark

Hmm, a bit dissapointing, I would have liked to see its support 
continued.  Small and compact jar files are still important for 
distributed systems, although now we tend to maintain local mirror 
repositories, it's a change we'll have to live with I guess.

How long before it will be removed completely?

We ran tests on Java 9 pre releases, but haven't migrated from Java 8 yet.


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