On 3/24/11 4:52 PM, "Steve Cohen" <scohen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>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
>And then there are things going on in the background that you don't even
>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
>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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