EAP kills Windows 98?

One of our users was temporarily moved to a Windows 98 machine and was
completely unable to run the EAP build 671. The Blue Screen of Death and
other varieties of system crashes were the result for several of the
recent builds. I wasn't able to find any mention of Windows 98 in any of
the documentation or release notes.

Thank you,

Donald McLean

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I'd guess its probably the machine, rather than java or idea.

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I have never had much luck with IDEA on Windows 98. Win 98 just doesn't
do JAVA development all that well...poor memory management and such.

Sorry I am not much help with fixing the problem. However, I would
suggest Windows 2000/XP or any recent distro of Linux as the development
OS...they are both 1000's of times more stable (when developing JAVA)
than Win 98 ever could be.

Regards,
JM


Donald F. McLean wrote:

One of our users was temporarily moved to a Windows 98 machine and was
completely unable to run the EAP build 671. The Blue Screen of Death and
other varieties of system crashes were the result for several of the
recent builds. I wasn't able to find any mention of Windows 98 in any of
the documentation or release notes.

Thank you,

Donald McLean


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I managed to get idea working on Windows ME before, I don't remember what it
took though. IDEA on ME managed to bring a pIII 1Ghz w/ 256 RAM Geforce3 to
its knees :)
That really goes to show you how much Windows 9X/me sucks since idea runs
like a charm on my XP @ 500MHz w/ 640 RAM and a TNT card at home.

"J Mosser" <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
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I have never had much luck with IDEA on Windows 98. Win 98 just doesn't
do JAVA development all that well...poor memory management and such.

>

Sorry I am not much help with fixing the problem. However, I would
suggest Windows 2000/XP or any recent distro of Linux as the development
OS...they are both 1000's of times more stable (when developing JAVA)
than Win 98 ever could be.

>

Regards,
JM

>
>

Donald F. McLean wrote:

One of our users was temporarily moved to a Windows 98 machine and was
completely unable to run the EAP build 671. The Blue Screen of Death and
other varieties of system crashes were the result for several of the
recent builds. I wasn't able to find any mention of Windows 98 in any of
the documentation or release notes.

>

Thank you,

>

Donald McLean

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Try the attached idea.bat for Win 98. The distributed idea.bat file does not work on Win 98.



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"Maria Ekerholm" <m.ekerholm@telia.com> wrote in message
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I managed to get idea working on Windows ME before, I don't remember what

it

took though. IDEA on ME managed to bring a pIII 1Ghz w/ 256 RAM Geforce3

to

its knees :)


I have tried a similar configuration without much problems;
I didn't notice a really big difference in performance to Win 2000 or Linux;
only that Win ME eats lots of RAM ...

That really goes to show you how much Windows 9X/me sucks since idea runs
like a charm on my XP @ 500MHz w/ 640 RAM and a TNT card at home.

>

"J Mosser" <user@domain.invalid> wrote in message
news:aqeecb$fg0$1@is.intellij.net...

I have never had much luck with IDEA on Windows 98. Win 98 just doesn't
do JAVA development all that well...poor memory management and such.

>

Sorry I am not much help with fixing the problem. However, I would
suggest Windows 2000/XP or any recent distro of Linux as the development
OS...they are both 1000's of times more stable (when developing JAVA)
than Win 98 ever could be.

>

Regards,
JM

>
>

Donald F. McLean wrote:

One of our users was temporarily moved to a Windows 98 machine and was
completely unable to run the EAP build 671. The Blue Screen of Death

and

other varieties of system crashes were the result for several of the
recent builds. I wasn't able to find any mention of Windows 98 in any

of

the documentation or release notes.

>

Thank you,

>

Donald McLean

>

>

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Check for updated video drivers. I've seen the JDK behave in this manner with video driver problems due to the hardware acceleration. You may also want to turn this off.

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