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Bug 133835 - RCP distibuted as WebStart is huge because Netbeans JARs are not compressed
Summary: RCP distibuted as WebStart is huge because Netbeans JARs are not compressed
Alias: None
Product: apisupport
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Harness (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Jaroslav Tulach
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-24 13:30 UTC by zeljkot
Modified: 2012-06-20 14:38 UTC (History)
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Description zeljkot 2008-04-24 13:30:47 UTC
If I create WebStart RCP application, it is huge because Netbeans JARs are not compressed, but files are rather just
stored. For example, org-netbeans-core-windows.jar can be compressed from 1435 to 431 KB!

Platform + IDE features that I use take 12.4 MB and can be compressed to 4.81 MB, probably even more with PACK200.

Provide option to generate packed version of platform JARs for RCP applications.
Comment 1 Milan Kubec 2008-04-30 07:59:37 UTC
Reassigning to core since webstart of the RCP is handled there.
Comment 2 Jaroslav Tulach 2012-06-20 14:38:29 UTC
Well, the pack200 support requires a servlet right? I don't think we have a servlet in our code - users are supposed to provide it themselves. Without knowing what the actual servlet does, it is hard to generate pack200 version of our JARs.

Can't you just recompress them yourself? 

Btw. I'd love to have slim JNLP repository, but it is just too much steps to get there, I am afraid.