Mac Mini and Idea

I couldn't resist so I bought myself an early birthday - one of the new Mac Mini's. I love it and it's become my favorite machine. I have two computers, now: the mac and a Dell 2.4 ghz dual boot w/linux and windows.

Of course I wanted to install my favorite program, IDEA. So i downleaded the dmg file for mac os x. Boy is it a dog :( So, I figured what the heck, os x is a flavor of unix and I installed idea3235.tar.gz and it's seems at least twice as fast as idea3235.dmg. Weird.

Anyway, I'm going to the store tomorrow and load up the mini mac with a gig of ram, and then make some speed comparisons with my dell/linux system. If the mac is in the same ballpark, I think I'll use the mac as my primary development machine.

Regards to all,

Michael

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Michael Doherty wrote:

Of course I wanted to install my favorite program, IDEA. So i downleaded the dmg file for mac os x. Boy is it a dog :( So, I figured what the heck, os x is a flavor of unix and I installed idea3235.tar.gz and it's seems at least twice as fast as idea3235.dmg. Weird.


It may be that the -Xms and -Xmx options for the Mac .app bundle are
different to the Unix shell script launcher.

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Gordon

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Thanks for the idea, Gordon, that could be. I know how to set the -Xms and -Xmx options in the univ version, idea.sh. Do you know where they are set in the mac osx version?

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Michael

-Xms and -Xmx .. where they are set in the mac osx version?

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1/ Ctrl-click the IDEA.app
2/ select 'Show Package Contents'
3/ open 'Contents/info.plist
4/ look for 'VMOptions'

note: in the 'Properties', if you switch 'apple.laf.useScreenMenuBar' to
false, IDEA's menu will stick to its main window, like in Windows. I
find that much more convenient than Mac's way.


Alain

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