Improving the performance of OpenJDK

Edward Nevill Edward.Nevill at
Tue Feb 17 08:40:16 PST 2009

This seems to have got lost in the ether, ... resending


From: Edward Nevill 
Sent: 17 February 2009 15:25
To: 'zero-dev at'
Subject: Improving the performance of OpenJDK


Hi All,


I have been looking at ways of improving the performance of Zero


I understand that performance was not one of the original goals of Zero,


The performance of Zero is absolutely, incredibly, dire. To give an
example, I tried an application ThinkFreeOffice (another office suite).
To open a new blank word document by clicking on the 'New Document' icon
(having already loaded ThinkFreeOffice), took ...


<Jeremy Clarkson>

1 Minute<br>


18 Seconds>

</Jeremy Clarkson>


... thats about as long as it take the Stig to do a lap.


So.. I would like to open the discussion on improving Zero performance.


Attached is a HTML document describing some simple changes I have made
which provide ~50% improvement.





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