I've been using PhpStorm for about 8 months now, and I really enjoy it every day.
I'm on Kubuntu, I must say it was a bit slow but since natty, I can't say why, it became lightning-fast and it was great.
But a few days ago, maybe 2 weeks, PhpStorm became awfully slow, barely unusable. I'm still launching it from sun jvm (not open-jdk), and load average of my machine is like 0.03. I've tried everything, I can't speed it up. It's mostly when the editor scrolls (page-up/down), it seems that it swaps the whole project and takes about 5 seconds to perform the scroll (whereas I have 8GB RAM to mount the whole project and avoid swap).
As far as I can say, there are no disk access, no heavy process... Just really slow.
Have you ever experienced such problem ? Any idea about it ?
Thanks, I *don't want* to go back to vim.