What applications are these and what version of IcedTea did you use? Did you file bug reports?
Originally Posted by frantaylor
The official java binaries continually suffer from security vulnerabilities that cannot be patched by its users (unless they are genii and can patch binaries) and they go unpatched for weeks or even months. Talk about the testing that Sun/Oracle does all you want, but no amount of official testing comes close to the amount of testing done by users and if the users don't file bug reports, it is not the developers fault.
Java2D new xrender pipeline
One of the features of JSE7 is a new xrender pipeline for Java 2D.
Will there be any benchmarks coming? Has anyone tested the new render pipeline?
Has anyone noticed that Oracle apparently owns 4 virtualization implementations? It seems that they only support Java when virtualized on their hypervisors. Anything else is not supported:
Originally Posted by Shining Arcanine
I guess by not supported they mean no commercial support available for those hypervisors. Because I know several people that routinely run Java on VMWare.
Java 7 is too little, too late. If you want a big boost in productivity, use Lisp.
If you want a boost in productivity and are bound to the Java platform, use scala or possibly clojure.
Care to send me a link to the last website you wrote in Lisp?
Originally Posted by JeanPaul145
Last time I checked, OpenJDK couldn't even run Netbeans fully, which is kinda required to be anywhere near acceptable... I mean if you can't even create a jForm with freaking Netbeans < 7... But it can run jForms...
I hope there will be benchmarks; it should be quite interesting.
Originally Posted by talvik
In my opinion, XRender has a very bad reputation. Its operations are extremely high-latency on the Mesa graphics stack. Try running kwin with XRender backend, compared to OpenGL backend. There's no comparison -- OpenGL is way faster. And a compositing manager isn't much different than what Java2D would do; it's just some fancy animations, transparency, fades, etc. but it's still essentially a glossy 2D pipeline. But at least for r600g, XRender is horrible.
Why did they even bother doing that work? Maybe XRender works well for the Nvidia binary, or fglrx, or something.
Xrender does work quite well with the NVIDIA blob. If I remember correctly, it works well with fglrx too.
Originally Posted by allquixotic
When was the last time you checked? Was it 2 years ago on a distribution that used source code that was more than a year old? Time flies. IcedTea works wonderfully for me. I filed a bug report about the only issue I have encountered.
Originally Posted by V!NCENT
Maybe you are thinking of open source flash replacements.