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So, can we use it or not?

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So, can we use it or not?
« on: May 29, 2009, 21:30:24 »
Garbage First, or G1, is a low pause, server style collector. G1's primary advantages over the Concurrent Mark-Sweep (CMS) collector include incremental compaction, better predictability and ease of use.

Although G1 is available for use in this release, note that production use of G1 is only permitted where a Java support contract has been purchased.

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Re: So, can we use it or not?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 22:08:13 »
i think this comment on slashdot pretty much sums it up

"I don't see anything obvious preventing you from using it (no license/support keys?), it's just not recommended since it's experimental. If you're crazy enough to use it on a production server, you better have a support contract so Sun/Oracle can fix any problems that come along. That seems reasonable.

Although it'd be better if they just said "don't use it for production, period."

just your usual /. making a big fuss over nothing.

Re: So, can we use it or not?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 22:25:03 »
That's good to know. I wish they had worded it that way as well.