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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[2]: Swings is fast
by draethus on Tue 12th Jul 2011 08:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Swings is fast"
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I've installed NetBeans and Eclipse in Windows, Mac and Linux and, though NetBeans and Eclipse UI performance is quite similar in Windows and Mac, in Linux I find NetBeans evidently slower than Eclipse. Do not know if Swing does some hardware acceleration in Linux, but in my Linux box, it does not perform as well as in Windows or Mac.

What UI are you using for Swing? The GTK look and feel is very slow, as Java is forced to work around GTK's lack of transparency by drawing each widget twice, once on a black background and once on a white background, then downloading the images from the X server, mixing them to recover the transparency, and finally uploading the recovered image.

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