Q. Do you plan to include SMARTs in JavaGrins?
A. Yes in future releases
Q. Do you plan to support Internet Explorer?
A. Yes in release 4.62
Q. Does JavaGrins generate Unique SMILES?
A. Yes, it does.
Q. Is JavaGrins a Bean?
A. No. While converting it into a bean is no big deal, supplying a bean introduces another whole level of support for us. If the idea is to attain easy usability for a component, this can already be done very easily with LiveConnect, which enables communication between JavaGrins and any other LiveConnect
Q. Do you plan to migrate JavaGrins to JFC?
A. Yes. However we need browsers to include JFC as part of their core Java implementations before we can do that.
Q. Regarding applet download times, how does JavaGrins compare?
A. In terms of size JavaGrins is around 150k. This compares well with the the ChemSymphony sketcher which appears to be ~500k and the ACD sketcher which appears to be ~400k.
Q. Can we expect applet startup time to decrease in future versions?
Q. Can we expect applet sizes to decrease?
A. Probably not, as more functionality is added.
Q. Can we expect performance to get faster?
A. Yes, especially since the Java runtime implementors are working with new technologies to address this problem.
Q. Can we expect JVM startup time to decrease in the future?
A. A definite yes. The beta version of Netscape 4.5 already has a JVM that starts up much faster than the current version.