Why does it take 3-4 minutes to launch the Arduino application the first time on my Mac? Other Java applications are a little slow launching but nowhere near that long.
Once launched the Arduino application works well. Subsequent launches are much quicker, at least it seems, until log out or the daily system maintenance scripts run.
It's a Mac Mini Intel Core 2 Duo running OS X 10.6.6 with both 32-bit and 64-bit Java SE 6 (version 1.6.0_22-b04-307) installed. Also I did install the FTDI USB serial drivers.