Monday, December 28, 2009

Eclipse and friends are memory hungry

I've been using Eclipse Galileo for some time now and have quite a few favourite (and necessary!) plugins installed. These included m2eclipse, subeclipse, findbugs, checkstyle and many more.

I had noticed though that things started to slow down. Even clicking between tabs was slow (started out ok after launching and then got worse over time).

This smelled like a memory performance issue so I re-configured Eclipse to have a maximum memory size of 2GB and all now appears well. 2GB may have been an over-reaction - your mileage might vary, but for me it seems to have done the trick.

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