One of the really nice features of EditLive! is the highly responsive interface - dialogs open immediately without needing to send extra requests back to the server. That kind of responsiveness comes with a price though - when you first run EditLive! you have to wait for it to download. From then on, the files are all stored on the local machine so you never have to wait again but you still get the responsive interface. The engineers at Ephox have been working hard on making that initial experience better for users and it's something we'll continue to work on, but there are a number of improvements in the 6.2 release that you can take advantage of today.
Firstly, just by upgrading to 6.2 every EditLive! installation will find that the editor starts up faster. We've done a lot of work on start up times and overall performance so that once the files are downloaded everything's ready to go much sooner. We also provide much better feedback to users on startup progress and it just generally looks pretty.
To make the experience as seamless as possible for users, we've carefully selected which environments to actually activate QuickStart in. It's all handle behind the scenes for you, but the best experience will be for people using IE on Windows where everything will be downloaded. For Mozilla browsers on Windows, we'll warm up the Java runtime but, due to bugs, not download the resources. On Mac OS X, QuickStart has no effect. We'll be continuously reviewing what we can do to get more benefits from QuickStart so if you deploy it today you should automatically see the improvements when you upgrade in the future.