Very slow auto-completion and inspection with latest build

I'm using IDEA #7255 with the Groovy plugin from http://www.jetbrains.net/confluence/display/GRVY/Stable+Versions (dated 28th August 2007), and compared with editing Java, JavaScript, or even Groovy files (with the plugin version downloadable from IDEA's plugin manager), it's really slow.

For example, if I hit CTRL+SPACE or some other auto-completion feature, the whole IDE locks up for 10 seconds or so (often more). When the editor restarts inspecting the code (after a short idle period), it just seems to get stuck (the editor remains available but the inspection takes a very long time).

I'm working on very simple Groovy scripts in this sort of case, no more than say two screenfuls of pretty straightforward code, in projects with about 5 source files and no fancy metaobject protocol stuff going on, no external libraries, etc., and I'm using a fairly recent Windows XP machine with 2GB of memory and no other memory-hog processes.

It's getting to the point where I'm having to "unlearn" the productivity features of IDEA just for the plugin to remain usable!!! If it comes to that, I might as well use a plain text editor...

Is there something that can be done to improve this?

Thanks,
Chris

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Is there something that can be done to improve this?


Of course there is! Please post a CPU snapshot here, and I'll be more than happy to look at it.

Eugene.

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