Eclipse unusably slow

Micah micahjon at
Sun Oct 2 22:02:09 PDT 2005

Ramakrishna Nalla wrote:
> 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 my outdated PC.
> Rama

I already tried that before posting.  I would hope that an Athlon 64 
3000+ would be sufficient hardware to run Eclipse :)  Browsing the 
Eclipse bug database it seems freezes of this kind have been found in 
Eclipse for years with varying causes (CVS, GTK, etc).


> On 10/2/05, *Micah* <micahjon at <mailto: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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