Eclipse unusably slow

Ramakrishna Nalla nallark at
Sun Oct 2 21:19:13 PDT 2005

Please try turning off automatic 'Code Assist' for java to speed up the
Editor response. That was on thing which was causing a lot of problem on my
outdated PC.


On 10/2/05, Micah <micahjon at> wrote:
> I just tried Eclipse for the first time on FreeBSD. When I type eclipse
> at the command prompt it takes 3-4 minutes to start (my computer boots
> quicker than that!). Looking at systat or top shows that java is taking
> all my processor time. After it's up and running and I start a new java
> project, the editor exhibits similar behaviow. I try to type
> "System.out.println("hello eclipse");", but the editor will freeze at
> "Sys". After 1 or 2 minutes it unfreezes and I can type "tem." before
> it freezes again. At first I thought it was the check errors as you
> type option, but turning that off didn't fix the editor, and that
> shouldn't affect the startup time. This is an Athlon 64 3000+ system
> running in i386 mode, so it shouldn't take that long.
> Vital stats: eclipse-3.1_3, jdk-1.4.2p7_1, 5.4-RELEASE-p7 i386
> Any clues?
> Thanks,
> Micah
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