Aug 14th, 2012, 01:43 PM
STS 3.0 (Really, Eclipse Juno) is slow...
I had tried Eclipse Juno standalone before and noticed it was quite slow, I was hoping that when STS 3.0 was released that this would not be the case still ... but it is.
By slow, I mean that general code navigation (exploring packages when location is linked to the editor, using CTRL+SHIFT+T / CTRL+SHIFT+R to search, or amusingly... just closing an editor window) are all very slow operations compared to Eclipse 3.x.
So slow that I can work much at a faster pace then the IDE is capable of, and my development machine is no slouch (Core i7 quad core with > 3GHz / Win7 / 8 GB RAM / 256GB SSD).
I've tried running the IDE using both the latest JDK 6 and JDK 7 releases (jdk1.6.0_33 and jdk1.7.0_05) with no improvement.
Has anyone else noticed this? Any suggestions to improve the overall performance of Eclipse 4.2? Surprisingly I have not seen much complaining about this when searching, so I'm a bit worried it's specific to my machine.. But I have done all the usual things to ensure speediness, including updating relevant drivers (video, etc) to try to ensure there's not something old somewhere causing slow screen painting, etc.