Irida (3431 ) - Editor has regained it's buttery smoothness!

I am happy to report that 3431 now feels as fast as 4.5.x.

LOL I guess I shouldn't be too excited since it just meets and
doesn't improve upon 4.5.x, but from where we came from in
earlier builds, this is a major improvement.

Qualitatively, I find doing operations like copy&paste,
insert newlines, etc. feels about the same as 4.5.x now.

Quantitatively, I did some tests like hold down on ENTER
key for 5 seconds to see how many newlines IDEA would
insert (160) and to see if there was any chunky updates or
large delays after the operation. I also pressed UNDO key
for 5 seconds to undo those changes. I then copied some
code and repeatedly pasted it by holding down PASTE key.

Both 4.5.x and Irida performed almost exactly the same.
Both are able to keep pace with my keyboard repeat rate.
Irida no longer has chunky updates or long pauses after the
operation is over.

All tests performed on a P4 2.8 Ghz / 1 GB / WinXp Pro SP2.
Keyboard repeat delay set to Shortest and repeat rate set to
Fastest in windows control panel.

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Always ends up happening. People worry and complain about the speed then towards the end of the EAP it all gets better.

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Glen Stampoultzis schrieb:

Always ends up happening. People worry and complain about the speed then towards the end of the EAP it all gets better.


On my fast computer (P4 3GHz) speed feels the same as in 4.5, but on my
slow computer (Athlon 2Ghz) Build 3431 feels much slower than 4.5. Most
of the time processor load is at 100%.

mfg
Carsten

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No it doesn't, people just get used to it being slower and psychosomatically convince themselves it's faster, in order to feel better, justify their faith in evolution, and not have to challenge their internal perception of progress and all it allegedly entails.

If you treat the two IDEA's as equivelant projects and remove all traces of version numbers, I bet you wouldn't say the new one is as fast.

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I've been seeing long delays (garbage collection). My heap will move from 70 meg to 173, and then the entire application hangs out for 10 to 15 seconds while garbage collection takes over.

Has anyone played with different garbage collection setttings? It's quite painful.

Mike

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