We are now building NBMs using this compression format.
A very useful way to diagnose problems with NBM contents is to build the NBM and expand it and the embedded JAR. It is no longer possible to do that.
You can use use.pack200 system property when running ant. Setting it to false will disable pack200 compression in nbm.
True. But if we're going to generate these files in the IDE, it would be polite to also be able to read/explore them.