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Question about Applet startup time

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Joined: 2003-08-24


If I open a new browser and hit I notice the applet renders 3 seconds after the rest of the page.

However, if I navigate to another page and then navigate back to the applet it takes under a second to render.

Can anyone else reproduce this? Any idea why the initial load is 3x slower?

I am using 1.6.0_10-beta-b24 under Windows Vista 64-bit with SuperFetch and QuickStarter enabled. One would think that even if the initial delay is due to the JVM starting up it wouldn't be a full 2 seconds with QuickStarter/SuperFetch enabled.

Thank you,

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Joined: 2004-06-10

I see a java process that runs in parallel to an applet. Once I shutdown the applet, the java process remains running for about a minute. If during that minute I restart the applet, it starts instantaneously. However, if the java process terminates, next time I start the applet it starts that process again, verifies that the correct jar files are in cache and loads the classes all over again. That takes quite a bit of time.

Joined: 2007-12-17

It takes around 10 seconds on the initial run for me, then around a second during a reload.I also noticed that the orange loading screen did'nt appear during the initial run either.

1.6.0_10-beta-b25, WindowsXP SP2.