MacMinute reports that Apple today released Java 1.4.1 Update 1, a new version of its Java implementation for Mac OS X. The update adds the following enhancements: improved Java applet support for Safari and other Web browsers that support the Java Internet Plug-In; improved drawing correctness and performance; changes to Java 1.3.1 that provide support for Oracle11i client applications on Mac OS X; and improved stability, memory usage, and correctness. The update is available via the Mac OS X Software Update preference pane.
Apple Releases Java 1.4.1-Update1
2003-09-08 Java 11 Comments
to Java 1.3.1 that provide support for Oracle11i client applications on Mac OS X …
What is Oracle11i? Oracle10G was just announced…
I wonder if Apple version contains the new support for GTK and Windows XP (Luna) … LOL
Will Puzzle Pirates work now?
Sept. 19th! Talk like a pirate day!
11i is oracle applications…The oracle ERP / e-business suite.
10g is the db server platform.
It’s good to see Apple users gaining the benefit of Java.
This is not meant to be a flame. I don’t know if it is the Apple JVM or and inherent problem in Apple CPUs but they seem to be rather slow at performing numerical calculations.
Running Scimark on an 800 Mhz iBook only gets me about 45 points, while an aging Athlon 1700 XP easily produces 190. The G4’s don’t do too much better either. I’ve seen the AltiVec benchmarks, where the G4’s look competitive.
Anyone know what the problem seems to be?
I would like to know why you are using a bytecode language such as JVM, which has never been strong for mathetical functionals. If you want to do complex mathetical work, use Fortran, IIRC, the g77 compiler is available as part of the compiler/developer kit from Apple.
Keep in mind that the article is years old, and the software has improved since then. Today, with Java 1.4.2 on Intel, you get much better performance in the article’s benchmarksh thanks to the ability to generate SSE2 instructions.In Scimark, you get practically equal performance with heavily optimized C.
Java doesn’t have to be slow because it uses bytecode. Fortran may be faster, it may not. But one thing is certain, I don’t like Fortran as a language and I am more familiar with Java.
No, PP requires Java 1.4.2
So no Mac for me yet, a little too addictive that game.