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.

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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.

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Excelsior JET 7.2 Released

What surprised me most in our EclipseCon 2010 experience was the number of booth visitors saying that application startup time is important to them. Fortunately, we have already had the Startup Accelerator in the works, and today it is the main highlight of Excelsior JET 7.2 release. Used together with the previously implemented Startup Optimizer, it can reduce the cold startup time of your Java application up to a factor of 3, aligning it with the native rivals it may have.

We also love to hear from our existing customers, and when we hear, we listen. In our last customer survey, long build times firmly occupied the top spot in the list of annoyances. Our tests show that upgrading to version 7.2 should reduce the build time by at least 30% compared to the previous version. Compilation of large Java applications consisting of tens of thousands of classes can be twice as fast now.

An eagerly awaited usability enhancement, Installation Toolkit tweaks, Java SE 6u20 support, and performance/stability improvements complete the list.

Full list of new features and improvements in Excelsior JET 7.2

Download Excelsior JET 7.2 Evaluation Package

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