Eclipse Helios in Mac OS X 10.6.6

I recently bought a MacBook Pro (2 GHz Intel Core i7 with 64-bit kernel and extensions enabled) to develop with Java. First thing to do was updating Java and installing Eclipse IDE, but everything about Eclipse was very slow.

So I started googling and found the solution here:

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=tree&th=205238

The problem was related to 64-bit, Java and Eclipse are ready for working on 64-bit but you have to configure them.

Then, open eclipse.ini and update of this way (lines updated are 12, 16, 19, 20 and 21):

-startup
../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.1.1.R36x_v20101122_1400.jar
--launcher.library
../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.cocoa.macosx.x86_64_1.1.2.R36x_v20101019_1345
-product
org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-showsplash
org.eclipse.platform
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
512m
--launcher.defaultAction
openFile
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.6
-XstartOnFirstThread
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts
-XX:MaxPermSize=512m
-Xms80m
-Xmx1024m
-Xdock:icon=../Resources/Eclipse.icns
-XstartOnFirstThread
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts

Regards.

@Chilcano

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One comment on “Eclipse Helios in Mac OS X 10.6.6
  1. Two new parameters added to eclipse.ini appropriate for JVM 64-bit are:

    -XX:+UseParallelGC
    -XX:+UseCompressedOops

    Published here:
    http://blog.zvikico.com/2009/10/installing-eclipse-galileo-on-mac-os-x.html

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