Only recently I am experiencing massive problems with IDEA running under MacOS X. It takes ages (that is some minutes) to start, frequently crashing before even the banner is shown. If it does come up, it randomly crashes after some minutes. Removing the cache files as well as the configuration did not help.
the last lines in the log file talk about the local VCS repository, so maybe the error is related to those files (which I deleted before). I re-imported the settings at the first start after cleanup.
It is now almost impossible to do any work because of the frequent crashes. I use other Java-based tools as well (i.e. Oxygen) which do not exhibit this behaviour. Any help is greatly appreciated.
MacOS X 10.3.6 running on a 15" Powerbook with 1,25GB RAM
MacOS X L&F is not activated (this seemed to freeze the machine from time to time)