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Andrew Hughes: [SECURITY] IcedTea6 1.7.8, 1.8.5, 1.9.5 Released!. We are pleased to announce a new set of security releases, IcedTea6 1.7.8, IcedTea6 1.8.5 and IcedTea6 1.9.5. This update contains the following security updates: The IcedTea project provides a harness to build the source code from OpenJDK6 u...

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Creator On Speed, Serious Speed

Hotfix 2 has been released for Creator. The focus of this patch release has been performance, and there are some significant gains. Here's one testimonial from the Creator forum after the bits were released this morning: This is awesome. I have experienced orders of magnitude improvement in performance - specially building and deploying the apps. It used to take 3 mins., now it takes less than 10 secs. The main performance fixes were in the source modeller, so project open and editing is where the speedups are to be found. Sakhti Gopal in Creator QA has done a lot of analysis of the performance improvements and provides further details on the improvements. Opening pages, switching from source to design view etc. is at least twice as fast, and in many cases several times faster. The Tutorial Divas on the Creator team also provide coverage; they've measured various tasks on a moderate project, and as you can see the performance improvements are dramatic. They are using percentages rather than speedup factors. What is a 97% improvement? Some people think of "100%" improvement as doubling something (or when appropriate, halving something). But here it means that it was reduced by 97% of the original amount; thus it is the same as a 32x speedup!! Adding a table to the first page for example used to take 16 seconds, it now takes 4 seconds - a 4x speedup. If you've been using Creator 2 and have been dissatis...

Date: August, 26 2006

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