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JWS and Pack200, how to use

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Joined: 2004-06-10


the Pack200 compression sounds really good and my app with all libs is now ~10MB from ~21MB. It would be great, if I could just use the compressed Jars for downloading and running (?) the app. Is this possible? I tried to just reference xyz.jar.pack.gz files in the JNLP file, but that did not work. Leaving out the ".pack.gz" does not work, too.
So is this just a lib for compressing jars, but all is left to the developer? Or does anything work automatically (in J1.5)?

Thank you!

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Joined: 2006-02-17

Have you normalized the jar file before signing it?
If not then the signiture will be invalidated by the compression.

This link explains the process under "Signing the Jar files"