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Should you upgrade to Eclipse 3.2M5?

Eclipse Grand Challenge – cut the memory footprint in half with the upcoming 3.2M5 Eclipse SDK milestone.

JAR files are now read more selectively, and thus interesting portions remain in the cache longer without consuming lots of memory. User editing experience is thus significantly improved on large workspaces containing big JARs. As a consequence, our experiments show that the memory requirement for developing Eclipse in Eclipse can be lowered to 128MB only (i.e. passing -Xmx128m to the VM) as opposed to 256MB as currently specified in the eclipse.ini file.

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  1. brajeshwar,

    I have been using Eclipse 3.1 for sometime and know its the current release.

    May I ask whats 3.2M5? why the 'M'? Is it the beta version for an official 3.2?

    Any other significant improvement apart from the lower RAM requirement that you mentioned?

  2. brajeshwar,

    I have been using Eclipse 3.1 for sometime and know its the current release.

    May I ask whats 3.2M5? why the 'M'? Is it the beta version for an official 3.2?

    Any other significant improvement apart from the lower RAM requirement that you mentioned?

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