Solaris 7 (Intel Platform Edition) 8/99 Release Notes

JDK 1.1.7_07: Adjust Colormap To Improve Performance in True-Color Environment (4102599)

Many X-requests in Java applications can cause a slow startup in 8-bit color (TrueColor or PseudoColor) environments. This is apparent on slower systems. A large part of the startup delay is due to the computation of an optimal dithered colormap by the awt library during initialization.

Workaround: Adjust the colormap size computed at initialization by using the environment variable VIRTCUBESIZE. Set it to a power of 2 between 4 and 32. The default value is 32.