The tool pack200 is especially interesting for the distribution of WebStart applications to achieve faster download times.You can find a great example of this technology with GlassFish as it unpacks internal libraries using this utility.
Blogs: Adam Bein on reducing JAR file size
Looking to reduce jar sizes in Java5 and 6? Adam Bein has a very simple solution in his blog. His solution is to use the pack200 tool distributed with the JSE 5.0 and 6.0. Adam points out one good use for the tool.
- Posted by: Kirk Pepperdine
- Posted on: December 29 2006 03:01 EST