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    Default Making Eclipse Faster?

    Yes I meant add.... It worked, thank you so much.... FINALLY

    Now on the the rest of the program.

    Any ideas of how to make eclipse faster? Mine is very slow.


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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

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    Please describe what you mean by "make eclipse faster." How is it slow? If possible, provide code that can be compiled and describe how it is slow in Eclipse, compiling, running, etc., and what "slow" means. Time the performance and let us know what you're doing and how long what you're doing with the posted code takes to complete.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYGG...ature=youtu.be

    The above link is a youtube clip I made to slow you just how slow eclipse is for me.

    This is what my eclipse.ini file looks like:

    -startup
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20130327-1440.jar
    --launcher.library
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.cocoa.macosx.x86_64_1.1.200.v20140116-2212
    -product
    org.eclipse.epp.package.standard.product
    --launcher.defaultAction
    openFile
    -showsplash
    org.eclipse.platform
    --launcher.XXMaxPermSize
    2048m
    --launcher.defaultAction
    openFile
    --launcher.appendVmargs
    -vmargs
    -Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.7
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts
    -XX:PermSize=512m
    -XX:MaxPermSize=1024m
    -Xms512m
    -Xmx850m
    -Xdock:icon=../Resources/Eclipse.icns
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts

    I have a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
    8GB 1333 MHz DDR3
    500 GB SSD

    Version 10.9.3

    My iMac has a 3.6GHz processor and it FLY's with eclipse but my macbook pro is SO slow. However it used to be really fast and one day it just stopped. I did add an add-on (OSGI framework) but that should not slow it down this much. Please help, it is so annoying.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    How about asking for help in an eclipse support forum instead of a java help forum?
    I dont think many people around here will be able to help you.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    I reinstalled eclipse and I am still having the same issue. It was very slow at first then was working AWESOME after a week. It was weird but after two works of working like a charm it is back to being very slow.

    Here is a copy of my eclipse.ini file

    -startup
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.3.0.v20130327-1440.jar
    --launcher.library
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.cocoa.macosx_1.1.200. v20140116-2212
    -product
    org.eclipse.epp.package.standard.product
    --launcher.defaultAction
    openFile
    -showsplash
    org.eclipse.platform
    --launcher.XXMaxPermSize
    256m
    --launcher.defaultAction
    openFile
    --launcher.appendVmargs
    -vmargs
    -Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.6
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts
    -XX:MaxPermSize=384m
    -Xms1024m
    -Xmx1024m
    -Xdock:icon=../Resources/Eclipse.icns
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    Since this is the same ini file for when it was working great and not so great, I doubt it has anything to do with the problem.

    Do you turn off or reboot your computer daily, or does the slow performance occur after leaving the computer running for 2 weeks? Do you leave Eclipse loaded for weeks or is it exited and restarted at some interval? I'm not suggesting you should do any of these things, but knowing what you do or don't do may indicate where to look for performance problems that build up over time.

    Are you using a system performance monitor? If so, you should be able to see what process or program is causing the load on your CPU when Eclipse is running poorly.

    I suggest you also look for/ask for help in a Mac forum. I don't know the architectures of the models well enough to be aware of the possible problems each might present, but the Apple-siders in a Mac forum should. I use an old version of Eclipse on an ancient Powerbook G4, and it runs fine and consistently fine, and I only reboot it when I forget to keep it charged up (monthly at best).

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    I power down every day, I will check on the CPU. When it was working great the fan was very loud and the battery also went fast. Now it is quite as a mouse and the power last as it should. Weird...

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    It probably doesn't make much of a difference - but are you using
    Mavericks OSX operating system? Before I bought my PC I used an
    iMac Apple machine and before Mavericks (Ios 10.8) was released, I
    used Mountain Lion and Eclipse worked fine. When I was (more or less
    forced) to install the new OS - eclipse ran at a snails pace. It P****d me
    off so much I switched to IntelJ as my Java IDE. Worked so much better.

    Funnily enough - I'm using Windows 8.1 64Bit now and it runs at the speed
    it did on Mountain Lion. Odd... I am certain Mavericks had something on it.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    Must have been mavericks. A new update came out and eclipse is flying as if I was compiling a C family program.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    Glad to hear. Marking solved.

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    Default Re: Making Eclipse Faster?

    The update might have worked but this was really the issue. I have Mackeeper on my computer and I always leave my antivirus on. Well when I updated my computer it turned it off. Naturally I turned it back on and a few hours later I clicked eclipse and it was dragging to open and run my program. I figured out when my antivirus program is not running, eclipse is ZOOMING. I bet this whole time that has been my issue.

    -SOLVED turn off mackeeper anti virus and adjust your ini file and it should fix your issue.

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