Excelsior JET 11.3 Released

We’ve shipped Excelsior JET 11.3 and Excelsior JET Embedded 11.3 for all platforms.

The most important changes are as follows:

  • You can now target Linux/ARM devices with Excelsior JET Embedded
  • Java SE Compact Profiles are now supported on all platforms, so Java Runtime Slim-Down is deprecated
  • The memory management subsystem went through a major overhaul in order to reduce the application RAM requirements and eliminate OOMs in edge cases
  • Performance of 64-bit applications improved
  • More control over unattended builds, direct and via Maven/Gradle plugins
  • Support for Java SE 8 Update 101, Windows 10, Eclipse RCP 4.5 and Apache Tomcat 8.0.
  • Tomcat Web applications support and CoreBalance GC enabled for embedded targets

Learn more
or download your evaluation copy of Excelsior JET 11.3

P.S. if your Support Contract was active on Nov 02, 2016, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 11 from a third-party reseller after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 11.3 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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Excelsior JET 11 Released With Java SE 8 and JavaFX 8 Support

Last time Excelsior JET was on the current major version of Java SE, at version 7.2, it only supported 32‑bit Windows and Linux. It is the development of the 64‑bit versions for Windows, OS X, and Linux that caused such an enormous gap in Java version support timing. Now that the final piece has fallen into place, we would like to say: Thanks a lot for your patience!

In other news:

  • JavaFX 8 included in the product
  • Startup optimization technologies ported to the 64‑bit versions*
  • Now you can package your applications using just the xpack utility, i.e. without invoking the JetPackII GUI at all.
  • Certain changes under the hood resulted in increased robustness of the compiled applications

* Startup Accelerator is not available for OS X yet.

Learn more
or download your evaluation copy of Excelsior JET 11

P.S. if your Support Contract was active on Sep 29, 2015, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 10.5 from a third-party reseller after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 11 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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Excelsior JET 10.5 Released

The headline is of course the introduction of the all-new CoreBalance™ garbage collector after seven years in the making. Other improvements include:

  • Support for Eclipse RCP 4.4 (Luna) and OS X 10.10
  • Trial generation ported over to the 64‑bit version
  • 64‑bit executables are now faster

Learn more or download your evaluation copy of Excelsior JET 10.5.

P.S. if your Support Contract was active on Feb 03, 2015, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 10 from some other source after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 10.5 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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Excelsior JET 10 Released Ahead of Time

We have released Excelsior JET 10, originally scheduled for September. Download your evaluation copy now.

Update: That was on July 23, 2014. The next day, the boot hard drive in our main build server started misbehaving and eventually died a couple of weeks later. Call this perfect release timing if you wish.

Notable Changes in Excelsior JET 10

OS X support

The 64‑bit versions of Excelsior JET, Professional and Enterprise Editions are now available for Apple’s OS X desktop operating system.

Slightly Less Notable Changes in Excelsior JET 10

64‑bit application performance improvements

As evidenced by industry‑standard and popular benchmarks:

  • SPECjvm2008 and SPECjbb2002 composite scores improved by more than 25%
  • 20% to 60% speedups observed on the DaCapo benchmark suite
  • etc.
15-25% reduction of 64‑bit executables size

P.S. if your Support Contract was active on July 23, 2014, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 9.0 after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 10 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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Excelsior JET 9 Won’t Be Coming Out in January 2014…

…because we have released it today!

Most importantly, Excelsior JET 9 adds support for Java SE 7 and 64‑bit Linux. The 64‑bit compiler now needs much less memory compared to version 8 and is also somewhat faster. Performance of 64‑bit applications has improved to a certain extent as well.

In other news, we have started moving Excelsior JET content to a dedicated domain, www.ExcelsiorJET.com, so please update your bookmarks. Your feedback on the new Excelsior JET home on the Web is most appreciated!

P.S. if your support contract was active on December 26, 2013, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 8.0 after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 9 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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Excelsior JET 8 Released in Three Flavors

64!

Excelsior JET 8 does not feel like yet another major version number change. Yes, it is the first time we’re introducing support for a new target CPU architecture, but there is more to it.

What we have been working on for nearly thirty months is the second generation of Excelsior JET core. Yes, version 8 does not add any new features beside Windows x64 support, the GUI makeover is still overdue, and so on. But inside it is almost like a new product.

Anyway, let’s see what’s new in Excelsior JET 8 from the user’s standpoint.

On 64‑bit Windows, your natively compiled Java apps may now use large heaps and integrate with 64‑bit DLLs. However, some features are not ported over yet, most notably the Global Optimizer.

The new runtime in 32‑bit Excelsior JET 8 not only improves memory manager throughput and reduced garbage collection pauses, but also addresses a handful of stability issues present in previous versions. So even if you decide to stick to x86 for now, we recommend that you upgrade to version 8.

You can now go straight to evaluation downloads or learn what’s new in Excelsior JET 8 in more details.

Thanks for your patience, and rest assured that we’ll continue working hard to bring you support for 64-bit Linux and Java 7 ASAP.

P.S. Speaking about upgrades, if your support contract was active on April 15, 2013, or you have purchased Excelsior JET 7.6 after that date, you should have received the download instructions for version 8 by email.

If those instructions are neither in your inbox nor in your Junk Mail folder, email us at sales@excelsior-usa.com.

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