Mountain View, Calif.--July 23, 1997--Sun Microsystems Inc. announced a developer's release of the Java Performance Runtime for Windows; a binary Java runtime platform that will allow developers and end-users to get increased performance and support for the latest features of the Java Development Kit (JDK 1.1) in their Java applications. Java Performance Runtime for Windows is a free download for developers and can be bundled by developers with their Java applications at no charge. It is available for public download at http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.1.
The Java Performance Runtime for Windows is a compact solution that is based on and is fully compatible with JDK 1.1. It consists of what developers need to run Java applications (the Java Virtual Machine and the Java class libraries), plus a free JIT compiler for the Windows platform. The JIT compiler enhances the performance of JDK 1.1 and will provide an increase in speed--up to ten times improvement in Java performance--for Windows applications. Thus, when developers leverage the Java Performance Runtime for Windows, their applications will have a performance enhancement as well as instant access to JDK 1.1 features for free.
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