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#1 Sept. 22, 2011 09:52:00

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something's wrong with the platform... again... it's blocking all the time. not just price lagging, but everything's blocking as if the whole thing was single-threaded, including gui.

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#2 Sept. 22, 2011 10:09:00

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same here.

Sabrina, is fxTrade platform development TEAM aware of this problem?

[ September 22, 2011, 10:15 AM: Message edited by: laurinkus ]

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#3 Sept. 22, 2011 10:22:00

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Hi Maximillion Propheet and laurinkus,

Our development team is currently investigating this issue. Our investigation is showing this is likely an issue with newer versions of Java.

If you are interested, the problem presents itself exactly as what is being described here:

http://groups.google.com/group/fiji-devel/browse_thread/thread/e3abc1e9fd9a1f86?pli=1

We are currently investigating if this issue is also present in Java 7.

Sabrina

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#4 Sept. 22, 2011 11:56:00

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Thanks for information. Will run fxTrade on 1.6.0.23 for the time being and report how it works.

I [thread applet-com.oanda.platform.Platform-1] fxTrade Beta 1.12.39.1-0-7034-19422 FXDesktop
I [thread applet-com.oanda.platform.Platform-1] GetProperties(): java.version: 1.6.0_23
I [thread applet-com.oanda.platform.Platform-1] GetProperties(): java.vendor: Sun Microsystems Inc.
I [thread applet-com.oanda.platform.Platform-1] GetProperties(): os.name: Linux
I [thread applet-com.oanda.platform.Platform-1] GetProperties(): os.arch: amd64

[ September 22, 2011, 11:57 AM: Message edited by: laurinkus ]

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#5 Sept. 22, 2011 13:16:00

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I had that too - but only when i start via web login.

With the new launcher i dont get that. But it has CPU issues..

Maybe its time to port the platform to .net or native windows. Apparently Java isnt working out for Oanda.

Or maybe its the developers - Java devs aren't exactly known for their craftiness..

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#6 Sept. 22, 2011 14:34:00

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Well first I haven't updated Java in a while and yet the issue showed up (whereas before about a week or two ago it wasn't present). Then I updated it to the latest version a few days ago (27) and it's still there. So whatever you did it was done in the last couple of weeks.

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#7 Sept. 22, 2011 15:15:00

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And btw you might want to post some dates in the release notes along with version numbers so it's easier to tell exactly when it was updated.

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#8 Sept. 22, 2011 17:52:00

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I am using Java 6 Update 26 on linux, and have not had any issues all day today.
Actually I haven't seen any problems for months now.

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#9 Sept. 22, 2011 22:06:00

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I also would like to report lagging platform in the last week or so. In fact I observed this with fxTrade Beta few weeks back, and consequently switched to regular fxTrade, hoping that the issue will be identified and not released into release version. Apparently that is not the case and whatever is causing lag/unresponsiveness is still around.

It does get better when I close the platform, clear Java cache, but who wants to do that all the time...

This happens on all my computers, and on both of my ISP's.

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#10 Sept. 23, 2011 10:13:00

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Sabrina,

This is the first time in 6 years that I have seen the platform as unstable as it is, it is also the first time I have felt the need to post about it on this forum.

Your comment about Java versions is not entirely true. I have degraded from v27 to v22 and while the platform seems more stable, lagging issues persist.

There seemed to have been a new platform release mid-week. Is that true? If so, why did it seem necessary to release it in the middle of one of the most volatile periods mid-week?

I hope the team takes this weekend to iron out the stability issues.

Regards,
Sid

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