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Hi,
I just switched to the JDK 1.2beta2 compiler when starting coding for a new project. (I want to use some new features of JDK like extended fonts support and Swing graphics components.) The problem is that the compiler seems very slow compared to JDK 1.1.x compilers or any other compiler I have used. (Which mens the one that comes with JBuilder.) Is this slowness a beta future or do I have to buy a faster computer.

So, anyone else experienced this slowness and is there anything to do about it? Will the "real" release be faster? What is the news from Sun?

Thanks,
Fredrik
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by:shogi
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What kind of computer your have ? Mhz + Memory?

It's true JDK1.2 need more time to compile.. more features to test. The release don't expect to compile more faster, but execute more faster.
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by:froderik
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I am using a Pentium 166 with 64 MB RAM. (I am not totally sure about the clock frequency.) OS is NT 4.0. What does my hardware profile has to do with the expected speed of the compiler compared to previous versions?

I guess that the compilers performance will be improved in future releases.
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I probably don't put I dime on better performance for compiling. Compiling Swing (graphic) need more from the compiler than standard control... And it why I was asking you your hadward profile.  If you was at the limit (CPU+memory) you will gain more with higher CPU...


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by:froderik
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Ah, Swing is probably the source of the slowness. I have mostly compiled other stuff with JDK 1.1 and it was much, much faster. I can accept that as an answer. Just post anything.
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Swing need to calculate everything and generally standards controls are a simple call to the API of your OS.

So probably you will have to thing to by a new CPU ...  I have pentium 200Pro with 128M and I think to change in the near future.  But just for the development.  

Regards,
Shogi

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