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Programming machine [message #1034044] Fri, 05 April 2013 00:06 Go to next message
rodrigo sousa is currently offline rodrigo sousaFriend
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Hello everyone, I have a laptop but run Eclipse on it is too hard. The machine is too slow.
I am thinking about buying a new laptop, so I need to know what the main features to be concerned to improve eclipse's performance. (cpu, memory, hd, ...)
So, what is the most important feature to be concerned about when I buy my next laptop?
Thanks everyone.
Re: Programming machine [message #1036326 is a reply to message #1034044] Mon, 08 April 2013 08:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephane Begaudeau is currently offline Stephane BegaudeauFriend
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Hi,

What is the configuration of your laptop? Did you try to change the settings of Eclipse in the file eclipse.ini? I find the default configuration way too "light" and for some operation it can feel really slow. Have a look here, here and there to check a few settings to try to improve the situation first (check your Xms, Xmx and max perm size). If you want to buy a new laptop to improve your development experience, you should look mainly for RAM and CPU. Since Eclipse is always manipulating small files (compiling, cleaning, re-compiling, etc), a SSD would give you a nice speed bump.

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Stephane Begaudeau, Obeo

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Re: Programming machine [message #1036470 is a reply to message #1036326] Mon, 08 April 2013 12:34 Go to previous message
rodrigo sousa is currently offline rodrigo sousaFriend
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I have used the tool Process Explorer to monitor the eclipse usage. I could verify that in my computer, when it stuck, the number of page faults is some hundreds of events but the I/O operations is many thousands.
Looks like the problem of my computer is a slow hd, but I am not a hundred percent sure of that.
Do you agree with the conclusion? Do you know any test I can execute to verify that?
Thanks.
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