Could you kindly provide the status of updates regarding performance improvements for the Java library, please?
I am currently evaluating the Java library and it is takes a very long time compared to the .NET component to perform similar operations (e.g., open several PowerPoint files and copy slides to a new PowerPoint). On my system (Mac OS X 10.8.4, Java 1.7.0_25) it is taking about 13 seconds simply to read the font library (only required on Java), to open two files, copy 4 slides to a new presentation and save as PDF takes 2.7 seconds on Windows using the .NET component and 21.60 seconds on Mac using the Java library for the same set of slides. The Java code is actually more optimized than the .NET code as it using caching to try to work around some of the Java performance issues. Simply opening a file using the Java library can take over 2.5 seconds.