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

Peter jini at
Sat Jun 9 23:41:57 UTC 2018

Could this tool be supported by the community, separate from the Java 
release cycle?

We'd certainly adopt it over at Apache if you'd consider relicensing it?

Only since IPv6 adoption has in increased, has it been practical to use 
distributed peer to peer computing over the internet.   This isn't just 
for clients like java webstart.

Some recent developments in our software (an evolution / refactoring of 

    * IPv6 Multicast discovery (including global multicast announcement,
      but not request, to avoid DOS).
    * Https discovery
    * A safe lookup service, allows authentication and delayed
      unmarshalling of service proxy's.
    * A security focused reimplementation of Java Serialization.
    * RFC3986 URI support.
    * An Invocation Layer Factory (AtomicILFactory) that utilises secure
      deserialization, and supports OSGi and other modular environments,
      class resolution is determined by ClassLoader's, codebase
      annotations are no longer used for determining class visibility,
      only to located and download code.   AtomicILFactory is used by
      Jini Extensible Remote Invocation - based on JSR 76 and JSR78



On 9/06/2018 7:05 PM, Peter wrote:
> 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.
> Peter.

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