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How do I install the 1.6 beta as my browser plugin?

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Anonymous

Hi,

I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar to try D3D acceleration. When I install it, there is no installation as browser plugin.

I imagine this is intentional. Is there a way to force it to be a browser plugin?

I would like to see real world performance in the browser.

I tried jre-6u5-ea-windows-i586-p-iftw.exe and that gives me about a three time performance boost in general computation and about a 1/3'd performance boos in drawing.

I'd like to compare the beta in the same environment.

Ken

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Phil Race

> I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar

SFAIK this is just a self-extracting jar file that dumps
the files on disk - its not an installer.
You must use one of the installer downloads - eg the .exe download

-phil.

Ken Warner wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar to try D3D
> acceleration. When I install it, there is no installation as browser
> plugin.
>
> I imagine this is intentional. Is there a way to force it to be a
> browser plugin?
>
> I would like to see real world performance in the browser.
>
> I tried jre-6u5-ea-windows-i586-p-iftw.exe and that gives me about a
> three time performance boost in general computation and about a 1/3'd
> performance boos in drawing.
>
> I'd like to compare the beta in the same environment.
>
> Ken
>
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Ken Warner

Ok, massive confusion and loss of brain cells....

I have installed:

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_05-ea

I don't have a particular need to diddle with the registry right now as outlined in the forum pointed to in Dmitri's last post.

I get a pretty good boost in performance with 1.6.0_05-ea. But there is no D3D acceleration in this release -- right?

D3D is only in ...05-ea-b04 -- right?

So I'll wait to test D3D acceleration in my applet when the install is more straight forward.

In the mean time, all you guys can use my applet as a standard comparison test -- if you want.

http://pancyl.com/debug.htm

It prints out times for a computational task and a painting task in the console.

Here's some results I got on an 800 mhz machine with an old GeForce 2 video card.

Java Plug-in 1.6.0_05-ea
Using JRE version 1.6.0_05-ea Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
User home directory = C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

PanCyl v0.3.2_D3DTest
Interp Time = 521ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 50ms
---

Interp Time = 451ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 250ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 270ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 261ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 241ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Interp Time = 230ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 20ms
---

Java Plug-in 1.5.0_11
Using JRE version 1.5.0_11 Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM
User home directory = C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator

PanCyl v0.3.2_D3DTest
Interp Time = 861ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 50ms
---

Interp Time = 590ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 601ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 591ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 591ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Interp Time = 581ms
Paint Time(640, 360) = 30ms
---

Phil Race wrote:
> > I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar
>
> SFAIK this is just a self-extracting jar file that dumps
> the files on disk - its not an installer.
> You must use one of the installer downloads - eg the .exe download
>
> -phil.
>
> Ken Warner wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar to try D3D
>> acceleration. When I install it, there is no installation as browser
>> plugin.
>>
>> I imagine this is intentional. Is there a way to force it to be a
>> browser plugin?
>>
>> I would like to see real world performance in the browser.
>>
>> I tried jre-6u5-ea-windows-i586-p-iftw.exe and that gives me about a
>> three time performance boost in general computation and about a 1/3'd
>> performance boos in drawing.
>>
>> I'd like to compare the beta in the same environment.
>>
>> Ken
>>
>> ===========================================================================
>>
>> To unsubscribe, send email to listserv@java.sun.com and include in the
>> body
>> of the message "signoff JAVA2D-INTEREST". For general help, send
>> email to
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>
>
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Dmitri Trembovetski

Hi Ken,

it should have been installed. However, there were some issues with that
build, see
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=31404&tstart=0

Thanks,
Dmitri

Ken Warner wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I downloaded jre-6u5-ea-bin-b04-windows-i586-27_sep_2007.jar to try D3D
> acceleration. When I install it, there is no installation as browser
> plugin.
>
> I imagine this is intentional. Is there a way to force it to be a
> browser plugin?
>
> I would like to see real world performance in the browser.
>
> I tried jre-6u5-ea-windows-i586-p-iftw.exe and that gives me about a
> three time performance boost in general computation and about a 1/3'd
> performance boos in drawing.
>
> I'd like to compare the beta in the same environment.
>
> Ken
>
> ===========================================================================
> To unsubscribe, send email to listserv@java.sun.com and include in the body
> of the message "signoff JAVA2D-INTEREST". For general help, send email to
> listserv@java.sun.com and include in the body of the message "help".

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