New candidate JEP: 336: Deprecate the Pack200 Tools and API
daniel_megert at ch.ibm.com
Tue Jun 12 20:50:37 UTC 2018
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. If
that's not an option, then we would like that the removal does not happen
before Java 13.
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