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

mark.reinhold at mark.reinhold at
Fri Jun 15 14:25:17 UTC 2018

2018/6/12 13:50:37 -0700, Daniel Megert <daniel_megert at>:
> pack200 is used by the Eclipse update manager a.k.a. p2. The JARed 
> plug-ins are compressed with pack200 and put into a p2 repository. 
> Removing pack200 will make the download (and hence install) of plug-ins 
> much slower. Eclipse would therefore like to keep this technology.

Is Eclipse willing to sign up to maintain this technology?

>                                                                    If 
> that's not an option, then we would like that the removal does not happen 
> before Java 13.

Request noted.

- Mark

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