Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2007 15:08 UTC, submitted by Martin Husted Hartvig
Java "After nearly a year of hard work the JNode team is proud to announce the release of JNode 0.2.5, the new intermediary development version of the JNode operating system. JNode is a free, open source Java technology base OS written fully in Java language (with a very small assembler nano-kernel). This release features OpenJDK integration, Java 6 support, substantially impoved consoles, experimental support for isolates and a large set of bug fixes and improvements to all parts of the system, including better memory mamagement and increased performance."
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well, thats not entirely correct. An empty class (only a main method) starts as fast as releasing the enter key (P4, 3.2). However starting the UI (Swing, et al) takes a bit longer (empty class with a single line like: JOptionPane.showInputDialog("testing");)
approx 2 seconds to start - and 3 to shutdown (!?)

I am also seeing similar times with .net (why is .net never flamed for speed issues??) and I guess this is true with most - all? - VM based languages.

using Java 1.6 on windows btw.

Edited 2007-09-28 11:23

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sanders Member since:

why is .net never flamed for speed issues??

I spend a good portion of each day doing so :-)

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