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Re: V.6.0.2 gripes...

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  • Subject: [mg86523] Re: [mg86494] V.6.0.2 gripes...
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 04:30:37 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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My experience with the Documentation Center in 6.0 and 6.0.1 is that the 
first call to it is slow, but that after that things are faster at a 
given session.

so could the problem be the initial loading of the Java interpreter, or 
some other Java-related initialization, and not just initializing the 
window per se?

Then of course there's the issue of how else to handle this.  One option 
is to write everything in a platform-dependent way and avoid a 
cross-platform tool such as Java entirely.  But that has its 
down-side,too:  increased time to program it, higher cost,....

alexxx.magni at wrote:
> It is just me, or the handling by Java of the new Function Navigator /
> Virtual Book is terrible? It needs a huge time to init the window, and
> its reponse time is awful, even worse than the Doc Center.
> It's an old and tiring camplain, but could people stop writing stuff
> in Java, since all they obtain is to slow our PCs to a crawl???
> Alessandro

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