I start work this morning and am unable to do anything. STS is locking up on me constantly. It was working Friday: not working this morning. There were a couple of different ways this manifested, but eventually I got to this message just displaying and blocking:
I can bring up the Progress window and watch this task not making any progress directly, which is not very helpful, but there's that big stylish red STOP button next to it, so I push that and that serves to just lock up STS across the board and cause me to need to kill the process and start all over again.
Initializing Java Tooling (1%)
So what causes this sort of thing? It's a not uncommon issue from what I've found googling around about it.
Now, I know it's not an STS-specific error, and that's not what I'm asking about here. But one of the most commonly prescribed workarounds or solutions for Eclipse is to run like this:
I tried this with sts.exe and it doesn't seem to have any effect or be noticed at all. So what command-line options does sts.exe have? How does one do the equivalent of the direct Eclipse command-line options?
And does anyone have any helpful ideas for fixing the Initializing Java Tooling freeze?