I am working on an applet that relies heavily on animation, and when 1.5 came out most of my problems have been solved(hi res timer!). Now I am noticing that the GC seems to be running about once every 6 seconds, causing a noticable stutter on a very regular basis.
I have never had to worry about this before, and was wondering what I can do through an applet about the GC. I know that you can set all sorts of options through command lines, but what about applets? Most of my garbage is being created by the awt mouse events, which I can't really stop from happening.
I am using java2D, and not using any swing components at all.