It is my understanding that in the latest EAP of 5.0.2 that JB reverted to
1.5_04 JRE so they can avert a support nightmare that the _05 JDK version
would have caused, and that has made NO difference on my machine. In fact
I can make idea lock up other apps by simply hitting the garbage collection
button. Typing is still jittery when I edit XML and Java files, starting
an app server hangs for a few seconds in the middle of the startup while
IDEA GCs or does what ever. Scrolling down a page hangs while idea GCs.
If it's a short GC you don't really feel it but if it's long, God help you
you can't even switch to another app. (Maybe this is me not being used to
windows?) The funnier, and strangely annoying, thing is that every time
IDEA GCs and you're playing some song on iTunes, the song will skip like
you have a bad CD (IO contention???). You don't even have to wait for GC
to test this, every time you hit the trash can you can make things skip regardless
of how short a GC it is. OS X doesn't seem to have this problem. This behavior
is just not normal.
I know JB is at a loss on some of the issues and I know the claim is 'we
didn't do anything, it's the JDK', but why would 5.0 not give me this problem?
Just raising the flag again so no one says we didn't say anything :)