Since the previous bug with the Committed tab in the Changes window has been fixed, I decided to try this out to see if it was an adequate replacement for TMate.
I clicked the Refresh button about 8 minutes ago and the progress dialog says that it has read nearly 22000 KB from the server so far. Around 18000KB the progress bar movement became erratic, moving in spurts every few seconds. The memory indicator says 189M of 190M, so I suspect there are very many garbage collections occurring that are slowing it down.
The most recent message in idea.log is:
2007-03-16 14:37:05,030 INFO - ort2.javacvsImpl.io.ReadThread - Starting CvsReadThread com.intellij.cvsSupport2.javacvsImpl.io.ReadThread@7abd4c, atEnd: false, firstIndex: 0, lastIndex: 0, exception: null, closed: false