groovy
  1. groovy
  2. GROOVY-3604

Groovy Console applet only works under Windows

    Details

    • Type: Improvement Improvement
    • Status: Closed Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Incomplete
    • Affects Version/s: 1.6.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Groovy Console
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      Description

      For a little while now I've been running a Groovy Console in an applet as a way of letting people try a 'live demo' of my Open Source project (before they go to the trouble of downloading it). The demo is here:

      http://metawidget.org/live-demo

      It uses a (slightly modified) Groovy Console in an applet. You can see the slight modifications here:

      http://metawidget.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/metawidget/trunk/examples/src/java/org/metawidget/example/swing/console/GroovyConsoleApplet.java?revision=371&view=markup

      By all accounts this demo works well on Windows. It takes a little while to download but other than that it's great.

      However I have received multiple complaints about its performance on Ubuntu and Fedora. Using the Sun JVM plugin it runs extremely slowly ('laggy', as
      in menus slow to open), takes a long time to execute the Groovy script, and is generally unusable. Other applets on the same platform work okay. Similarly, I have received complaints on Mac OS. See this thread...

      http://groups.google.com/group/groovy-user/browse_thread/thread/fa1b9762bc41755c/715bb641e721c5aa?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=metawidget

      Could these issues be resolved, or is it not advisable to try and run the Groovy Console in an applet? The 'user experience' needs to be better before this JIRA...

      http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/GROOVY-3096

      ...can become a reality.

      Regards,

      Richard.

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        Guillaume Laforge added a comment -

        Andres, isn't the applet working on other systems as well?

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        Guillaume Laforge added a comment - Andres, isn't the applet working on other systems as well?
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        Andres Almiray added a comment -

        Just tried the demo link with

        • Safari 5.0.1
        • Firefox 3.5.11

        on Snow Leopard, using jdk 1.6.0_20-b02-279-10M3065 with 32bit mode chosen first for applets. The demo ran smoothly.
        Have there been any changes to the demo applet since this issue was posted?

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        Andres Almiray added a comment - Just tried the demo link with Safari 5.0.1 Firefox 3.5.11 on Snow Leopard, using jdk 1.6.0_20-b02-279-10M3065 with 32bit mode chosen first for applets. The demo ran smoothly. Have there been any changes to the demo applet since this issue was posted?
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        Kennard Consulting added a comment -

        Hi guys,

        Performance of the Groovy Console app (still at http://metawidget.org/live-demo) appears to have gotten much worse under Java 7? Still runs fine under Java 6 on Windows.

        Regards,

        Richard.

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        Kennard Consulting added a comment - Hi guys, Performance of the Groovy Console app (still at http://metawidget.org/live-demo ) appears to have gotten much worse under Java 7? Still runs fine under Java 6 on Windows. Regards, Richard.
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        Pascal Schumacher added a comment -

        According to Andres last comment the groovy console on systems other than Windows, so I'm closing this.

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        Pascal Schumacher added a comment - According to Andres last comment the groovy console on systems other than Windows, so I'm closing this.

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          • Assignee:
            Andres Almiray
            Reporter:
            Kennard Consulting
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