Excelsior JET 4.5 Shrinks Java App Downloads By Up To 40%
How can your Java application run on computers without Java
installed while being a smaller download than Java itself?
Novosibirsk, Russia, July 18, 2006 - Excelsior LLC, a
technology leader in Java(tm) SE platform support for desktop
and embedded systems, has announced today that its flagship
product, Excelsior JET, now has the capability to substantially
reduce the download size of Java applications.
A Java application itself can be quite small, but it only works
on systems that have the so called Java Runtime Environment (JRE)
installed. So far authors of Java applications had two options -
include the JRE with their apps or ask their end users to download
and install it separately.
"The request to install the JRE before installing our Fan Selector
application caused confusion for many users and problems for some
due to slight differences in behavior between JRE versions,"
said Gary Lynch, IT Manager for The Nuaire Group, a UK
ventilation products manufacturer. "So we decided to include
the JRE with our application."
The problem is that the latest version 5.0 of the JRE available
from Sun Microsystems, the creator of the Java technology,
weighs 16 megabytes. This fact effectively puts Mr. Lynch and
other desktop Java developers at a disadvantage, because the JRE
alone is larger than a typical desktop application written in C++.
The newly released Excelsior JET 4.5 is the industry's first attempt
to eliminate this disadvantage without compromising
"We discovered Excelsior JET 4.0 back in 2005 and were
instantly impressed by the performance gains it produced,"
continued Mr. Lynch. "Start up time was quicker and the overall
feel was that of a more responsive, slicker program. We also had
the added benefit of the protection from decompilation of our
Excelsior JET converts platform-neutral Java code into highly
optimized machine code and produces native executables for
Windows or Linux that run without the JRE. Excelsior JET 4.5,
released on July 7th, 2006, introduced a new global optimizer
that enables Java developers to selectively optimize the standard
Java library. Only the part of the library required for the
application to work gets compiled to native machine code,
and the rest is compressed using a very effective specialized
algorithm. This results in 30-40% reduction of the application
A few sample programs and popular free Java applications,
such as the Azureus P2P client, optimized and packaged using
Excelsior JET 4.5, are available for download from:
Mr. Lynch went on to say: "Using Excelsior JET 4.5, we were
able to considerably reduce the Fan Selector package size.
The application also appears to run quicker than the 4.0
I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Excelsior JET 4.5 to anyone
who distributes a Java application."
About Excelsior JET
Excelsior JET is a certified Java SE technology implementation
designed to help accelerate Java applications, secure them
against reverse engineering, and distribute Java software
products without the need to use the JRE.
The complete list of improvements and new features in
Excelsior JET 4.5 may be found at
Pricing and availability
Excelsior JET 4.5 supports Windows and Linux on Intel x86
and compatible hardware. Three Editions are available: Standard,
which lists for $1,200 per developer, Professional,
priced from $2,300 per developer, and Enterprise, $4,500.
All purchases include one year of support and upgrades.
Academic licenses are available to students and members of
the faculty and staff of qualified academic institutions
at much reduced prices.
No runtime fee applies to deployment of optimized applications
to conventional desktop PCs and servers. Deployment to embedded
systems is subject to royalties.
For more information or to download an evaluation copy, please
visit our Web site at www.excelsior-usa.com
Excelsior LLC provides advanced Java-compatible solutions and
software development services with particular focus on
optimizing compilers, high performance runtime environments
and the Java technology. Excelsior is a Java Authorized Licensee.
The flagship product of the company, Excelsior JET, is a
complete solution for acceleration, protection and deployment
of Java applications. Founded in 1999, Excelsior is headquartered
in Novosibirsk Scientific Center, Russia. To learn more about
Excelsior, visit www.excelsior-usa.com.
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Dmitry Leskov, Director of Marketing, Excelsior LLC
+7 (383) 213 8649
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