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Initial JVM load time on windows platform

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Hi,

if I run a java application or an applet into a web browser for the firt time (after the PC is booted) there are many seconds to wait until the JVM library code is being cached by windows. I have noticed that this time is very variable, depending on the computer hardware and software. How can this time be reduced? Is there a way to cache JVM library when windows start without starting a java application?
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Which version are you using? They say Java 1.6 has reduced the plugin's startup time but I haven't tried it yet.

One thing you can do is to use jar indexing (http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/guide/plugin/developer_guide/jar_indexing.html) if you are using multiple jars in your applet. The second thing you can do is a small trick. Have a "invisible" applet in the first page that will force the jvm to start when you load the page. Then subsequent calsl to the jvm will be much faster.
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> Which version are you using?
I'm using version 1.5.0 (build 1.5.0_09-b03)
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Not sure what else you could do except from what I suggested in my first message. Mayeb soem other epxerts might be able to help you more.
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