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cyaconi
December 7th, 2005, 11:02 PM
Hi...
I'm recently swapping from Window$ to ubuntu, and definetively, I won't back again ;)
I use a lot Eclipse in my notebook and noticed that the performance on windows is really superior. Could be an installation problem (Synaptic)?? or maybe there are some tweaks to apply???

I note the difference principally in the GUI.. for example, on each CTRL-F6, the screen render take at least the double time on ubuntu...

ofek
December 7th, 2005, 11:28 PM
Eclipse is java based and is slow on linux (atleast in all my friends comps and in mine).
I don't think there are tweaks for handling this but if there are, I would like to hear about em too ;)

arpunk
December 7th, 2005, 11:31 PM
It isnt slow if you use the sun java package, try to use it with that and you will get (obviously) a boost in speed and performance. Im using eclipse and so does my wife and its fast, faster than windows, which is why my wife switched to ubuntu.

Heres a copy of my /etc/eclipse/java_home:


# This file determines the search order the Eclipse Platform uses to find a
# compatible JAVA_HOME. This setting may be overridden on a per-user basis by
# altering the JAVA_HOME setting in ~/.eclipse/eclipserc.
/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun

Heres my java version:


$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode, sharing)
$

And eclipse takes less than a second to start up, and it runs pretty well ;)

cyaconi
December 8th, 2005, 03:29 AM
I'll give a try...

Wich is your workstation configuration (Processor, RAM, etc...)??


It isnt slow if you use the sun java package, try to use it with that and you will get (obviously) a boost in speed and performance. Im using eclipse and so does my wife and its fast, faster than windows, which is why my wife switched to ubuntu.

Heres a copy of my /etc/eclipse/java_home:


# This file determines the search order the Eclipse Platform uses to find a
# compatible JAVA_HOME. This setting may be overridden on a per-user basis by
# altering the JAVA_HOME setting in ~/.eclipse/eclipserc.
/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun

Heres my java version:


$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode, sharing)
$

And eclipse takes less than a second to start up, and it runs pretty well ;)

Mike Buksas
December 8th, 2005, 06:06 AM
I noticed a big performance improvement when I switched to Sun's jre also. I'm working on a IBM T23 laptop, with a 1.1GHz Pentium 3 and 640MB of ram, and it's quite usable, even though the startup process is a but slow (about 5 seconds).

Here's (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=76754) the HOWTO I followed, by the way. Worked great.

Mike

arpunk
December 8th, 2005, 06:09 AM
I'll give a try...

Wich is your workstation configuration (Processor, RAM, etc...)??
Intel P4 (SMP kernel) 3ghz, 1gb RAM (dual channeled), 120gb SATA hard drive, Intel Board D865GBF and ATI radeon 9200 256mb.

cyaconi
December 8th, 2005, 05:16 PM
Arpunk, thank you very much... now my eclipse works as expected!!

:) :) :)


It isnt slow if you use the sun java package, try to use it with that and you will get (obviously) a boost in speed and performance. Im using eclipse and so does my wife and its fast, faster than windows, which is why my wife switched to ubuntu.

Heres a copy of my /etc/eclipse/java_home:


# This file determines the search order the Eclipse Platform uses to find a
# compatible JAVA_HOME. This setting may be overridden on a per-user basis by
# altering the JAVA_HOME setting in ~/.eclipse/eclipserc.
/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun

Heres my java version:


$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode, sharing)
$

And eclipse takes less than a second to start up, and it runs pretty well ;)

Jungles
January 4th, 2006, 10:59 AM
Wow, that's fantastic. Eclipse used to take nearly 40 seconds to start up using GCJ's runtime. With Sun's JRE, the startup time has halved, and the GUI response is faster too.

Thanks.


It isnt slow if you use the sun java package, try to use it with that and you will get (obviously) a boost in speed and performance. Im using eclipse and so does my wife and its fast, faster than windows, which is why my wife switched to ubuntu.

Heres a copy of my /etc/eclipse/java_home:


# This file determines the search order the Eclipse Platform uses to find a
# compatible JAVA_HOME. This setting may be overridden on a per-user basis by
# altering the JAVA_HOME setting in ~/.eclipse/eclipserc.
/usr/lib/j2sdk1.5-sun

Heres my java version:


$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_06"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_06-b05)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_06-b05, mixed mode, sharing)
$

And eclipse takes less than a second to start up, and it runs pretty well ;)

flipkick
March 1st, 2006, 11:57 PM
Indeed, SUN Java Runtime Environment kicks *** ;)

i also followed this howto:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=76754


thanks guys ;)

ae+
March 25th, 2006, 02:53 AM
this has saved me so much anguish!
thanks heaps

tharsan
March 25th, 2006, 09:33 AM
This really helped me as well, thanks for the user who posted that HOWTO on installing Sun's JRE.

Pablasso
March 18th, 2007, 09:17 AM
thanks a lot, i always backed away from eclipse (and aptana and radrails) on ubuntu just because the GUI was choppy, using the sun's JRE solved it all!