Faster ProStockMaster, the microstock software for a stock photographer
We have just released a new Windows package with no embedded Java.
It is a much smaller download – just about 6 MB instead of 19 MB, and it works with your pre-installed Java.
You must have an installed Java on your machine in order to run PSM with this installation! If you are not sure if you got any Java, go to Windows “Start” menu, select “Run” and type in “cmd”.
A DOS-style shell window opens. Type in
on the command prompt. If you get something like this
java version “1.6.0_12”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_12-b04)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.2-b01, mixed mode, sharing)
it means that you have some Java installed. It is highly recommended to upgrade your Java to the latest version using MS Windows Control Panel prior to starting the application. The minimum required JVM version is 1.5.12.
Since modern Java 6 on Windows is faster than the previous JVM version we bundle with PSM, with the new packaging and with the latest JVM ProStockMaster will run faster! Also, many GUI-related issues are fixed in Java 6, so various skins work faster and behave more stable in JVM 6.
The new PSM packaging also fixes some weird but relatively rare problems with Windows Vista 32-bit/64-bit pre-installed JVMs. If PSM refuses to start on your Windows machine with the bundled Java try this ‘unbundled’ installation package.
Note that ProStockMaster version did not change. It is the same v1.6.0 we have released last month.
If you wish to ‘upgrade’ your existing 1.6 installation with the new packaging, taking the advantage of faster PSM with your latest JVM just get the the setup file and install PSM in the same folder where the previous version resides.
Actually, it’s a ‘back to future’ packaging since we have started the distribution this way. Then we switched to bundled JVM to avoid support issues related to improper Java installations and JVM functioning. Now we came back to that, bring you now both the ‘bundled’ and the ‘unbundled’ packages, so you can choose the package that works better for you.
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