The Pack200 format is a compression algorithm that can reduce the size of JARs by around 50%. Eclipse has been able to use this from the update manager since Eclipse 3.2 on a 1.5 JVM, which can result in significant savings when distributing the application from a remote web server. p>
This talk will (quickly) cover:
And, for those that are interested, I'll also talk about the open-source implementation of pack200 that I'm working on, including:
Alex Blewitt has worked with Java and XML since their early beginnings. He got involved with Eclipse when it was a fledgling migration from Visual Age for Java into WebSphere Studio and has never looked back. Having started and run a company for 7 years (which outlasted the dot-com crash) he now works for a financial organisation in London, and more recently as Editor in Chief of EclipseZone. He currently lives in Milton Keynes, UK with his wife Amy, son Sam and two dogs Milly and Kea.