I get the bozo award today.. :( I had forgotten that I also had this  
parameter set in my Eclipse JRE defaults and apparently that option  
overrides the option in the Java run configuration. Performance still  
sucks -- in fact I can't even get my app to run at 1900 x 1200. What  
gives, Apple? How can anyone use this setup with default?

Little update on this.. I'm now running with Java 1.6 (64) on Mac Pro  
and AFAICT has no effect at all now --  
the graphics work fine OOTB.

On Sep 26, 2008, at 8:32 PM, Sean Luke wrote:

> hwaccel no longer matters in most modern versions of OS X, so it's  
> there just for legacy now.
> Quaqua is better in many respects, but it already does some GUI  
> tweaking that MASON has done, so doubling it looks bad.  The item  
> we're borrowing from Quaqua right now is the color picker.
> Sean
> Miles Parker wrote:
>> Besides that and Quaqua (how do you like that btw?) I'm just seeing  
>> HW its a nice idea to set the system property  
>> -- normally I wouldn't as it could override a user option -- but as  
>> it is so bad w/o and the OpenGL is so useless..
>> On Sep 26, 2008, at 5:48 AM, Sean Luke wrote:
>>> This system property is one of the items I'm setting  
>>> programmatically. See the static { } regions of Display2D,  
>>> Display3D, and Console.
>>> Note that it's gonna get ignored by applets no matter what.  :-(
>>> Sean
>>> Miles Parker wrote:
>>>> Doesn't..
>>>> still work? I've just installed Update 2 and Java 2D seems fine  
>>>> with this vm argument. Of course its a pig without..
>>>> But it would be nice to not have to.. are you forcing  
>>>> programmatically at runtime? If so, please share the recipe.. :)
>>>> On Sep 25, 2008, at 9:43 PM, Sean Luke wrote:
>>>>> Been seeing HeatBugs and Ant slow down to molasses-level speeds  
>>>>> lately?  You're probably on MacOS X Leopard.  As part of  
>>>>> releasing Java 1.6, Apple's been migrating from its Quartz-based  
>>>>> Java2D graphics renderer to Sun's OpenGL-based renderer.   
>>>>> Problem is, Sun's renderer is much slower.  Even more of a  
>>>>> problem: Apple has recently moved to do this by default for 1.5  
>>>>> as well, and on 1.5, Sun's renderer is _really_ pathetic.
>>>>> I have made a few modifications to MASON so that Java is forced  
>>>>> to use the Quartz renderer on Macs.  Things are now back to  
>>>>> acceptable speeds.  These modifications are on CVS along with  
>>>>> other recent changes.  If you would like a snapshot and can't do  
>>>>> CVS, let me know.
>>>>> Sean

Miles T. Parker
Metascape, LLC

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