|[eclipse-dev] Intermittent Temporary User-Interface Hangs|
Hello, I've noticed some peculiar behavior with Eclipse on my RedHat Linux 8.0/9.0 machines w/ Eclipse. I'm using the GTK+ 2.0 builds, running on J2SDK 1.4.1_02. The problem is that the environment will "hang" on occasion. The "widgets" of the user-interface will continue to perform their "primal" functions, in that scroll bars can be scrolled, pulldown menus clicked on, etc. They will however not respond in any way to actions that make them interact with Eclipse itself, e.g., if I click File...save, or double click on a file to open it, change perspectives, attempt to edit text in an editor, etc., the action will not be processed by Eclipse itself. These "hangs" typically last a few minutes, and as such, are quite annoying. It is not using any CPU, and is not writing to disk. There's even plenty of network bandwidth available. As far as I can tell there is no specific pattern to the hangs. The only thing I can think which might even have a remote chance of causing this is that sometimes I delete the "eclipse_build" directory of a project in order to tarball it and back it up. I always do this with the project CLOSED, and when I reopen it, I always do a full rebuild. I have tried deleting all prefs in the workspace dir, but the problems always seem to come back. I experienced this problem on three RH8 workstations and two more running RH9. I have experienced these issues with 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.0.2, 2.1RC*, and 2.1. Please note that I am not an Eclipse developer but rather a user, and am posting to the list as I believe it to be the most general of those available. If this message is inappropriate for this list please direct me to a more appropriate forum. Thanks for your time and a great product. Best regards --Tod Liebeck NextApp, Inc.
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