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[m2e-users] Having a Bad Week - eclipse sick

and, sad to say, it's mostly because of the combination of m2eclipse, helios, subversive and the whole fracking mess.

Eclipse has become less and less usable. I don't know who's to blame, which plugin is the cause or whether it's the whole platform or some combination. Rare is the day of heavy development where Eclipse doesn't crash many times.

Every crash is different. Sometimes I have to delete the .lock file. Other times I don't. Other times I can't do it without killing processes.

How many minutes am I losing waiting for updates from the Maven repository. How careful I must be these days when clicking the mouse, if you click when something else is going on, that's just asking for trouble.

And then there are things going on in the background that you don't even know about.

I decided I may have had too many plugins installed. So I built a new Eclipse installation using the latest and only what I really needed:

m2eclipse, whatever the latest that's available today
hibernate plugin

No C, no google windowing toolkit, no perl, no python, no shell script editor, no nothing I don't use daily. That other stuff is in my old installation for when I need that.

Did it help? Not much. I still wait more than I used to. There are still user interface actions that provoke crashes. I created a new workspace,and hit one of those problems in ten minutes.

I don't know who to blame but this world has gotten out of hand in the last six months.

I am on a Windows XP platform with 4GB RAM.  Is that not enough anymore?

<end of rant>

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