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Java "After an initial round of testing we've declared build 147 to be the first Release Candidate of JDK 7. There are only thirteen changes in this build. Over half of them are administrivial updates that don't affect the actual code; the remainder are true showstoppers, including several hard VM crashes and a JIT correctness bug identified by an Eclipse unit test. If no new showstopper issues are reported, and if JSR 336 and the component JSRs pass their Final Approval Ballots in the JCP, then this will be the GA build for release later this month per the schedule posted back in January."
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RE: great
by ebasconp on Mon 11th Jul 2011 00:06 UTC in reply to "great"
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Several years ago, the mediocre Java performance and the lack of good widget libraries marked Java as slow and memory hungry when the first Java applets appeared, most of them based on AWT or 'homemade' widget libraries.

Sadly, these days the myth of Java being slow and memory hungry still remain.

I think if you could compare two current applications running inside the webbrowser, one made with the latest Flash release and the other one using JavaFX running on top of the latest JVMs, the performance would be comparable or, probably (I'm just speculating here) would be better in the Java side.

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