Bug#372182: debian eclipse is much slower than original eclipse
daniel.rg at terra.es
Thu Jun 8 18:20:02 UTC 2006
I have had eclipse (downloaded from www.eclipse.org, directly) installed
on my /opt/eclipse directory for some time, along with Sun's java 5
(update 6) sdk (debian-packaged with java-package), and it worked correctly.
The response time was acceptable.
Yesterday eclipse packages became available to debian testing and I
installed them. Of course, it also installed the corresponding GNU JVM
packages debian-eclipse uses by default.
Both versions of eclipse I had now in my machine were the same: 3.1.2.
The only difference I noticed in UI was the memory / garbage collector icon
in debian-eclipse version (not present in original one).
I installed onto /usr/share/eclipse the same additional plugins I had
installed and working in the /opt/eclipse version:
I removed all eclipse's configuration directories in my home account, and
started it worked apparently correctly, but loaded and ran much slower than
my original version. I tried changing the JVM used to Sun's JVM in preferences,
rerun eclipse, but it did not solve the problem.
I removed all eclipse's conf. dirs. again and started my /opt/eclipse version,
and it run smoothly (as Java can be) as it always did. Therefore, I have
uninstalled debian-eclipse packages, and the dependency-related GNU JVM
I guess there is a problem with the way debian-eclipse is compiled or
I think this problem is important for package's usability.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-686
Locale: LANG=es_ES at euro, LC_CTYPE=es_ES at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
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