How fast is the new verifier?
I am currently developing a quite "large" applet which is targeted to java-1.1 and up, consiting of about 800kb of classes (about 1000) withought resources or other non-class files.
Since there were some improvements from release to release I would like to deploy two versions of the applet, one targetted at 1.1->1.5 and one for mustang and up only.
This way users with mustang could use all the 1.5 improvements (StringBuilder) and the new verifier.
But I wonder how much this would speed up anything, the biggest problem is still jre startup (io-bound) time except on Laptops with pentium-m in battery mode (600mhz) - here the jre is spending mysterious much time somewhere loading the applet, leaving the hdd idle.
Is it really worth all the trouble? How much time does it need to verify 1000 "average" classes.
Thank you in advance, lg Clemens