Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 6th May 2007 17:36 UTC, submitted by jjezabek
Java The Apache Harmony project has released the first stable build 5.0 M1. "Apache Harmony 5.0 M1 represents our best build so far, and we encourage users to download and try the runtime or development kit, and report their experiences to the Harmony mailing list."
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RE[3]: Sad
by Savior on Mon 7th May 2007 06:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Sad"
Savior
Member since:
2006-09-02

I don't regret it. They have to learn what the word "standard" mean.

Anyway, that was before Java got JIT compiled, if I rememember correctly. The speeds then and now just cannot be compared.

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RE[4]: Sad
by zeev on Mon 7th May 2007 07:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Sad"
zeev Member since:
2005-07-06

All software that worked on Sun JVM 1.1 also
worked on MS JVM. MS JVM used JIT. I compared
last MS JVM speed with Sun JVM 1.4 -- MS JVM
was much faster, because MS-implemented
many library functions much more efficiently .
The MS extensions were very useful -- convenient
way to call Win32 API functions and ability
to write ActiveX's in java.

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RE[5]: Sad
by renox on Wed 9th May 2007 08:55 in reply to "RE[4]: Sad"
renox Member since:
2005-07-06

>The MS extensions were very useful

And of course, some MS extensions were *incompatible* with the normal Java, locking you on 'MS Java' except if your were *very* careful, which is consistent with MS philosophy to 'embrace, extend, extinguish' any non-MS standard.

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