I am using build #939 on a 1Ghz Powerbook. The problem is that IDEA is
terribly slow with my project. I wouldn't consider that project to be
big (less then 50 .java files). Editor speed is now slower than my
typing speed which is quite annoying.
One reason for the low performance that I thought of might be garbage
collection. Therefore I changed my memory settings in the plist file to
"-Xms256m -Xmx512m" (system has 1GB RAM) but the memory indicator never
shows more than 35-50MByte RAM. When the background error checker is
running I can see the memory bar increase, jump back, increase, jump
back, increase, jump back....
top says (while editing)
787 idea 68.1% 1:03.52 19 757 590 121M+ 48.4M 138M+ 621M
so I guess that it consumes more memory than it shows in the status bar.
Can any of the other Mac users (Robert?) write about their experiences
with EAP builds and their memory settings/project sizes? My system is
10.2.8 (version 1) with the JDK 1.4 update.