Linked by martini on Wed 29th Jun 2011 09:50 UTC
OS/2 and eComStation OpenJDK had been released as GA for OS/2 and eComStaion. This allows eCS-OS2 users to run modern Java apps on their platform. The development is open source and had been in part sponsored by donations of the community.
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RE[7]: Java apps?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 29th Jun 2011 20:32 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Java apps?"
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How much memory is too much? IDEA on my system typically uses around 200 Mb. I don't think that's bad for an IDE. And I've seen Firefox use more than that at times. Also, I don't have any slowness or stability problems with it either. It's a a little slow to start-up because of all the plugin modules it loads. But once it is running, it's plenty fast.

It varies depending on the system. But using a ton of memory is a problem for Java applications as it will trigger more frequent garbage collections which I think may be behind some of the sluggish behaviour. To be honest I only accuse an app of taking up too much memory when I notice system wide slowdowns and or swapping. Eclipse is sluggish, so maybe I attribute that to memory, when it could just be the GUI speed problem regardless of memory.

For comparison Kdevelop is using 98 Mb right now. SlickEdit worked great on my 7 year old system with 128 mb total.

That hasn't been true for a long time now. The only time Java is really slower is on application start-up. Once the application is running, they are just about as fast as native applications.

That's true today on my year old system.

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