Please keep working on client-startup time and footprint
I work for a company that writes client and server software in java.
From client point of view there isn't soo much difference between 1.3.1 and 1.5.0 - both takes on mid-class computers about 6-10s when started up the !!FIRST!! time.
The problem is that the lead-developer that worked before me at this company only wrote VB6 (argh!) programs and now my new java-programs are measured against those vb-programs performance and well, suck.
With performance most people seem to mean startup-time and its really hard to tune stuff that is done outside of your code ;-)
I know that there has been a lot of work spent on tuning startup-performance and it would be really great if you could continue your work on this topic.
Overall performance is great since 1.3 and since 1.4 even java2d performance is excellent (thanks for the ogl pipeline!!!).
So please keep working on one of the last bottlenecks of java performance.
lg Clemens Eisserer