I didn't test it but according to the release notes an important part
of the enhancement in the jdk 1.4 is greatly enhanced 2D in general
and swing in particular performances.
Benoit
> > Well, then Ruby's problem is called Tk.  I'd separate the language
> > from its libaries especially if there're not core libraries but you
> > could drop in replacements.
>
> Yeah, I agree.  Ruby "comes with" Tk, like Java "comes with" Swing.  The
only
> real difference is that there aren't many alternative GUIs for Java, and
none
> with any market leverage.  In any case, because of this I think that, as
an
> end-user application platform, Ruby is in an even worse position than
Java.