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We are working for some time with the 5.1 release and it is terribly slow. There seems to be a significant decrease of performance since 4.5 . To a point where alternatives may be considered.
Any suggestions of how to improve performance?
Any idea when these issues are going to be fixed?
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Ram. I increaed my Idea vm settings from -Xms 256m -Xms 384 to -Xms784m
David H. McCoy
Thanks David. That worked.
It is a pity since the memory requirements of IDEA are quickly nearing Eclipse.
The memory footprint has been significantly reduced in 6.0. You may wish to try 6.0 beta for a justification.
I disagree with the idea of having to pay to upgrade to 6.0 just to get reduced memory footprint. Sorry, that isn't fair.
I would rather flip back to 4.5 since all I need is available in 4.5. I had to upgrade to 5.0 for the new plugin architecture, may be this is a good time to learn how plugins work in 4.5 and redo a plugin I wrote.
I don't think just optimization is enough to make people pay money for update either. If you find there are no new features for you in 6.0, youj are of course welcome to stay at whatever version you like.
May be I wasn't clear in my wordings. I will try one last time :).
I love Idea. It is the best tool I have used as a programmer and doesn't get in my way - that was until 4.5. With 5.x, I have had some problem or the other, particularly performance. Pushing the max heap to 1024m has kept it happy and I hope it stays.
The comment is more of frustration. I saw the product degrade quickly in my eyes from 4.5 to 5.0. I would expect a 5.2 or a 5.5 version to fix the performance problems before Jetbrains attempted a 6.0 with new features.
I am a bit bummed that the 5.0 series is going to die so soon - and in my opinion, with a lot of performance bugs.
Just a suggestion for that knowledge base article - perhaps you could mention
that the cache and project directories should be excluded from any virus
scanners since that can have a huge impact on performance too.
>> We are working for some time with the 5.1 release and it is terribly
>> slow. There seems to be a significant decrease of performance since
>> 4.5 . To a point where alternatives may be considered.
>> Any suggestions of how to improve performance?
>> Any idea when these issues are going to be fixed?
>> thank you,
a> I am a bit bummed that the 5.0 series is going to die so soon - and
a> in my opinion, with a lot of performance bugs.
Have you submitted any CPU or memory snapshots for the bugs you have encountered?
"Develop with Pleasure!"
Not yet. How do I do that?
Ever since I bumped -Xms to 512MB and -Xmx to 1024MB, IDEA 5.1 has been happy, for the same projects that used to work with default settings in 4.5.
The linked article tells you how to do that...
For me the big performance issue with IDEA is the startup time. It's unbelievably slow and from what I've heard, it's no better in 6.0. I recently had to leave a meeting real quick to look at some code and it took almost 5 minutes for IDEA to start and load my project and my project has a mere 330 classes. I can't imagine using it for a large project at this point given how slow it's become for small ones.