Java update to boost applets

An impending update to Java might sound like just an incremental release, based on its cumbersome naming: Java Platform Standard Edition 6 Update 10 (Java SE 6 u10). But the upgrade actually features technology considered critical to reviving the concept of client-side Java applets. Applet startup times are improved and applets can be turned into desktop widgets via different improvements in Java SE 6u10. Java SE runs on desktops and servers. The upgrade had been slated to appear Thursday but a Sun representative on Wednesday afternoon said the release will be delayed until an as-yet undetermined time. A last-minute issue emerged during final testing.

Among the highlights of the update is Java Quick Starter, providing an enhanced runtime experience by significantly improving Java application and applet startup times, Sun said. "We've structured the way the Java runtime starts up so the elements associated with starting an applet or starting an application produce results that are visible on the screen quicker," said David Bryant, senior director for Java marketing at Sun.

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Ya, Java is a pain in the arse.. it better finally speed up! And if it adds more crap to the system startup or tray, it can go to hell. I also hate the multiple installation folders it makes and multiple entries in the add/remove programs list. Such a sloppy program. :mad:

Is there any way to uninstall the whole damn thing in one go? Or do you have to go through add/remove programs for each thing?

(GP007 said @ #2)
Is there any way to uninstall the whole damn thing in one go? Or do you have to go through add/remove programs for each thing?

There's a third party application called JavaRa that's supposed to do that, but after update 10 it won't be needed anymore since there will no longer be multiple versions installed

It would be nice if they stopped installing each update into different folders. I have some customers with 6 or 8 different Java installs.

Yea honestly...Arn't the earlier versions security risks too? Why doesn't it perform a cleanup anyhow. No reason to keep two different Java versions. It's just more clutter on the harddrive.

Ugh...

(schwit said @ #1)
It would be nice if they stopped installing each update into different folders. I have some customers with 6 or 8 different Java installs.

That has been implemented in update 10

Among the highlights of the update is Java Quick Starter

Quick Starter = Another name for a background task which has the VM already running?

:suspicious: