I just upgraded to IDEA 5.1, and the debugger has become very slow. What I mean by this is that if step through a program (Step Into, Step Over, etc), it can take IDEA 1 to 5 seconds to finish each step operation. Moreover, if I attempt to expand a variable in the "Frame" tab, it takes around 5 seconds for IDEA to respond. During this time IDEA is not using any CPU. In fact, my CPU sits idle the entire time I'm waiting.
Is this a known issue? I should add that I'm not sure if this is due to my upgrade to 5.1, as I also upgraded to a new box at the same time and am now running a dual core AMD processor. Here is some system info:
JDK: Sun 1.5.0_06 (this is the JDK being used by my project)
Operating system: Linux (Ubuntu)
Kernel version: 2.6.15 (PREEMPT "k7" kernel from Ubuntu distribution).