Re: JVM For windows

From: Andrew Thompson (SeeMySites_at_www.invalid)
Date: 03/09/04

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 2004 15:43:30 GMT

On Sun, 07 Mar 2004 13:57:48 +0000, Mark Preston wrote:

> Fountain of knowledge wrote:
>> [snip] I want the smallest download without the
>> clutter. Only MS provided that. The MS download was 5mb. The Sun
>> one is 14mb.
> The Sun provided JRE for Java 1.4.02 is precisely 1.413 Mb. I make that
> a whole TEN TIMES SMALLER than the Microsft version.

I suspect your values are in error Mark.
Figures for rt.jar's either side of 1.4.0
I have handy show the following sizes..

1.3.1 - 11,646,454 bytes
1.4.2_02 - 26,429,417 bytes

14 Meg sounds about right for 1.4.0.

Mind you, as I pointed out earlier,
the 1.1.8 VM* was much smaller than
the MS effort.

* Which is a fair comparison, given
that the MS 'J'VM never went beyond 1.1

As an aside, I was checking download sizes
of plug-ins recently and found that the
MS .NET plug-in was 27 Meg at the time,
and the latest Sun 1.5 beta rt.jar is
..31,971,302 bytes!

[ And note, these are the rt.jar files
which only contain the core classes, I
checked them using WinZip. ]

Andrew Thompson
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