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Sean Luke <[log in to unmask]>
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MASON Multiagent Simulation Toolkit <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:27:36 -0500
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Did it come out?  And no change?


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.
>> 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