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Miles Parker <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 Jan 2008 16:51:53 -0700
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Sorry, I was being a bit cute, but it probably doesn't break any non- 
disclosure to mention that you can get it by registering (free) at the  
Apple developer site. There are major changes but as you need a 64-bit  
machine and my main machine is an earlier MacBook Pro I haven't gotten  
into it to much. Its prob. worth a look..

On Jan 8, 2008, at 4:27 PM, Sean Luke wrote:

> Did it come out?  And no change?
> Sean
> On Jan 8, 2008, at 5:59 PM, Miles Parker wrote:
>> I can now make an informed "speculation" that the 1.6 update isn't  
>> a huge improvement.
>> On Oct 31, 2007, at 6:58 AM, Tony Bigbee wrote:
>>> If you're willing to read through the gazillion posts to Apple's
>>> java-dev list on this subject, you can absorb a lot.
>>> But Apple just put out a tech note on 'resolved issues', but there  
>>> is
>>> at least one tech note to come in the near future.  Some people have
>>> speculated that 1.6 for Leopard will be out, at least in Preview  
>>> form
>>> soon.
>>> index.html
>>> Also, on Leopard running 1.5 you can't invoke the 64-bit mode (-d64)
>>> on anything but a Core 2 Duo.
>>> On 10/31/07, Miles T. Parker <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>>> Argh..I just ordered it! Couldn't find a whole lot about this issue
>>>> online, except that 1.6 isn't included, which doesn't surprise me  
>>>> at
>>>> all. I'm wondering if this mainly impacts visualization or if it is
>>>> GUI in general (I don't care so much about 1.6 improvements to  
>>>> Swing
>>>> as I'm spending much of my time in Eclipse these days..)
>>>> it is Java performance altogether, that would really suck. I think
>>>> I'll install it on my wife's MacBook first..
>>>> On Oct 30, 2007, at 9:56 PM, Sean Luke wrote:
>>>>> You've probably heard: OS X 10.5 (Leopard) runs Java exceptionally
>>>>> slowly if at all.  This is because they've turned off OpenGL
>>>>> hardware acceleration (or what little of it they had in 10.4).
>>>>> I've been told that a number of Java simulation environments, such
>>>>> as Processing, are having difficulty.  I have not tested MASON
>>>>> under Leopard and cannot verify that it will run well or not.  But
>>>>> given Leopard's serious Java problems, you may wish delaying any
>>>>> upgrade until a later version (10.5.1, perhaps).
>>>>> Sean