[izpack-users] Using Compression in Packs

Hal Vaughan hal at thresholddigital.com
Fri May 5 17:42:46 CEST 2006

On Friday 05 May 2006 03:56, Bartz, Klaus wrote:
> Hi Hal,
> the time I was ill a have not seen all mails on the
> IzPack mailing lists.
> Can you send me a link to the mail where you has published
> the encryption? Thanks.

I have not yet.  It depends strongly on SimpleConfig, which Fabrice and 
I have been working on.  Due to some details and timing, we could not 
publish SimpleConfig.  We will be publishing it when Fabrice gets back 
from his honeymoon and can go over a couple things he wanted to review.

Since the encryption and a few other features or panels I've come up 
with depend on SimpleConfig, I want to get SimpleConfig out, work with 
the feedback on it, and basically settle anything with SImpleConfig 
before I publish encryption and anything else that depends on 

> If there is an compression algorithm which will be better as
> deflate and bzip2 and it exist an input and output filter stream
> in Java for it it will be the simplest to write a
> PackCompressor for it and add the needed classes to the IzPack
> compiler. No new options for the compiler, only a new value
> for the format name.

That was my thinking.  I think computers are fast enough that the time 
it takes to compress should not be an issue so there's no need to make 
it an option for the compiler.


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