Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Aug 2005 17:17 UTC, submitted by Eraser
Java "One of the new additions of Fedora Core 4 is a natively compiled version of Eclipse. I took it for a spin to see if it is a suitable replacement for 'regular' Eclipse."
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Eclipse overrated
by JeffS on Mon 8th Aug 2005 17:26 UTC
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Eclipse is a hog. It is dead-dog slow. It is a bloated mess. I've tried it several times, and I found it barely tolerable on newer, faster machines with lots of memory, and unusable on older machines (even causing lock ups), where other IDEs (most notably JBuilder) ran fine.

Unfortunately, Eclipse is becoming almost a de-facto standard in Java development, due to it's extensibility, IBM's marketing muscle, and being free.

I guess that Java devs are used to things being slow and bloated, so Eclipse being a huge, slow, resource hog is no skin off their backs. ;-)

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