JDK 1.4.1 update for Mac OS X available

Hi,

Apple now offers an updated version of the JDK 1.4.1 via software
update.

Dirk Dittert

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I just installed Apple's Java Update 1 and IDEA 3.0.5 and build 915 display little squares in place of text in menus, dialog boxes, etc. I was able to fix this by changing the IDE Settings->Appearance->Font Name (I had to navigate the windows by guessing the text by the number of squares). Apparently, the update nuked some of my system settings, including clock and mouse settings. Some of this seems to have spilled into IntelliJ's settings too.

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3.0.5 seems to work well with it

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FYI -- the same thing happened to me, and not every font available in the pull-down list would work. So, if you're still struggling with not being able to read the IDE Settings panel because of all the zero's:

1. Get to the IDE settings via the gears icon in the IDE window.

2. Select the second preferences panel from the top in the left-hand column

3. The top pull-down menu is the the Font Name. Choose a different font from the current one.

4. Press the 'Apply' button, which is the third button from the left along the bottom.

5. If that doesn't do it, choose a different font (step #3) & try again.



HTH,

Peter

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Douglas Wokoun <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote:

I just installed Apple's Java Update 1 and IDEA 3.0.5 and build 915
display little squares in place of text in menus, dialog boxes, etc.


There are no such problems on my system. I guess, I just selected the
right fonts then. I am not really happy with this release -- there are
no release notes that tell us what they fixed. There are many people on
the Apple Java list complaining about the missing notes. Let's see,
maybe they need a little more time for that.

Dirk Dittert

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Dirk Dittert wrote:

Douglas Wokoun <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote:

>>I just installed Apple's Java Update 1 and IDEA 3.0.5 and build 915
>>display little squares in place of text in menus, dialog boxes, etc.


There are no such problems on my system. I guess, I just selected the
right fonts then. I am not really happy with this release -- there are
no release notes that tell us what they fixed. There are many people on
the Apple Java list complaining about the missing notes. Let's see,
maybe they need a little more time for that.

Dirk Dittert


I see that Apple has not changed it's sloppy ways when it comes to Java.
I hope the release works better than its quality seems to indicate.
Too bad they changed the whole architecture to go faster and now about 8
months later they have 1.4.1 which is what... a year behind? So much
for keeping up.

R

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Looking around, I found the configuration file that controls the UI font. If you stop Idea, go to ~/.IntelliJIdea/config/options/ui.Inf.xml and edit the line
to be ]]>
and then restart Idea, you should be in business.


Adam

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Robert S. Sfeir <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote:

I see that Apple has not changed it's sloppy ways when it comes to Java.
I hope the release works better than its quality seems to indicate.
Too bad they changed the whole architecture to go faster and now about 8
months later they have 1.4.1 which is what... a year behind? So much
for keeping up.


I found the release notes. Just for those that are interested:
<http://developer.apple.com/documentation/ReleaseNotes/Java/Java141Updat
e1/index.html>

And to quote from the java-dev mailing list:

"The good. The drawing speed for Java 1.4.1 has improved. It's no
longer 10 times slower than 1.3.1 was.

The bad. It's still only 2/3 the speed that 1.3.1 was.

The ugly. The 1.4.1 install modified 1.3.1. Now 1.3.1 is HALF the
drawing speed that 1.3.1 used to be." (from Sean Luke)

Is it just for me or is the size of of the "Compare with Repository"
window at least twice the screen size? That's bad on a mac because you
can only resize the windows from the bottom right (which I can't
reach...)

Dirk Dittert

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Dirk Dittert wrote:

Robert S. Sfeir <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote:

>>I see that Apple has not changed it's sloppy ways when it comes to Java.
>> I hope the release works better than its quality seems to indicate.
>>Too bad they changed the whole architecture to go faster and now about 8
>>months later they have 1.4.1 which is what... a year behind? So much
>>for keeping up.


I found the release notes. Just for those that are interested:
<http://developer.apple.com/documentation/ReleaseNotes/Java/Java141Updat
e1/index.html>

And to quote from the java-dev mailing list:

"The good. The drawing speed for Java 1.4.1 has improved. It's no
longer 10 times slower than 1.3.1 was.

The bad. It's still only 2/3 the speed that 1.3.1 was.

The ugly. The 1.4.1 install modified 1.3.1. Now 1.3.1 is HALF the
drawing speed that 1.3.1 used to be." (from Sean Luke)

Is it just for me or is the size of of the "Compare with Repository"
window at least twice the screen size? That's bad on a mac because you
can only resize the windows from the bottom right (which I can't
reach...)

Dirk Dittert



Dirk this happens the first time you open it, if you resize it will
remember the size... at least on Linux and Windblows. I believe there
is a bug filed for it.

R

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