It’s about the most common complaint about Netbeans: It needs to much memory! *wine wine wine*
That, and: it’s so slows *cry cry cry*
You know something, there are two simple ways around this “problem”:
- If you are running Windos, switch to a real operating system! I recommend:
- If you are actually writing code, you need a minimum of 1Gb (preferably 1.5Gb) of RAM
- This applies to all software developers, regardless of you language or target platform (I included embedded developers in this statement).
- Software developers simply tend to have more software running at any given time
- A dual-core CPU does make an enormous difference to IDE performance
I do 100% of my development on a 1.6Ghz Centrino laptop, with 1.5Gb of RAM (533Mhz if you must know), with a standard laptop hard-drive. With this simple configuration I am amazed at the speed when I run:
- Netbeans 5.5
- Netbeans 6 beta-2
- JBoss 4
- Many terminals
Spread out over 4 KDE desktops, and they all perform as if they were running by themselves. If you have the opertunity, switch to Netbeans 6, as it’s a much faster system than any previous version.