I'm using PhpStorm 10 now with the bundled JVM on my custom Mac (as wells as on an iMac at work) which is a beast of a machine (i7, 16 GB RAM) and PhpStorm is still sluggish as hell.
Resizing the application window is slow. Scrolling in an editor window is slow. Typing to the terminal is slow.
I don't get why the performance is so bad compared to PhpStorm on Windows. I have tuned the vmoptions to be able to use 2048m of memory. But it is still not better. I hope that someone can help me.
File system is case sensitive: false
Are there symlinks: false
Number of files: 1182
Number of CPU: 8
Used memory: 328Mb
Free memory: 216Mb
Total memory: 545Mb
Maximum available memory: 1981Mb
Number of opened files: 1
File size (in lines): 162
File size in characters: 6375
Last action: _Undo
Number of injection: 0
Custom plugins: [TypoScript Plugin (1.6), EditorConfig (142.1464), BashSupport (126.96.36.199), NodeJS (143.381.11), Laravel Plugin (0.8), Symfony2 Plugin (0.11.100)]
Build version: PhpStorm 10.0 Build #PS-143.381 October 31, 2015
Java version: 1.8.0_40-release-b92x86_64
Operating System: Mac OS X (10.10.5, x86_64)
JVM version: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM JetBrains s.r.o