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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject [compress] Trying to Pick up Compress2 Again
Date Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:47:11 GMT
Hi all

after more than two years of a hiatus I'd like to pick up the compress2
branch again. Back then we decided to embrace Java7 and I've taken the
bold step of moving on to Java 8 now.

On the API side Java8 is only used for java.time.Instant (for the last
modified time of an entry). In addition I've used Java7's
SeekableByteChannel for random access and AutoCloseable in place of

I'd ask everybody interested in compress to take a look at the
org.apache.commons.compress2.archivers package in the compress-2.0 git
branch - the implementation in .../formats/ar really only serves as a
PoC right now.

If people think this is worth the effort, I'll try to invest more of my
OSS time there (which isn't too much, so don't hold your breath). If
people think it isn't worth the effort I'll delete the branch and can
stop feeling bad for not finishing what I've started. :-)



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