The same this is true for for the "Executing post-compile tasks..." during the compile. I'm running this on Kubuntu 8.0.4.
This was not a problem with version 6 or 7, in fact I think it was so fast in those version that I never noticed.
I'm using the javac compiler (the eclipse one just produces a million errors), I've tried Intellij 8.0, 8.0.1, and now build #9618.
I've tried these versions of java for running the IDE:
java version "1.6.0_07"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_07-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 10.0-b23, mixed mode)
java version "1.6.0_11"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_11-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 11.0-b16, mixed mode)
I've also tried switching the 1.6.0_07 (32bit) that I've been using for compiling to the 64bit _11, and that had no affect. I've removed all unnecessary plugins and have non that were not shipped with Intellij.
Any ideas? This is killing me. 2 extra minutes for every compile is making me very unhappy.