It may have just clocked into April, but the first Illegal
Argument of the year is finally here, much delayed, and extra long
in it’s twists and turns of… well, let’s face it - you know it
would be build didn’t you….
Pack200 - Slow and unreliable downloads of the Java Runtime
Environment (JRE), the Java Software Development Kit (JDK) and
deployment of JAR-archives, was a serious impediment to the Java
adoption in its early years. This was due to sparse class-files,
and short comings of the JAR-format and compressors available.
JSR-200 and pack200 attempted to mitigate this problem by
hyper-compressing the class-files.
About the Podcast
Mark, along with co-host Greg's ongoing discussions and arguments relating to the Java/JVM and general development/language space with an Auckland and New Zealand focus.