Re: Prevent Eclipse from IO access to source code on *any* GUI interaction

Nigel Wade <>
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 09:37:52 +0000
On 07/01/13 21:15, Marcel M?ller wrote:


I am working with Eclipse Juno in a cross platform development. The
source code is on a NFS server, which is not that fast.
Unfortunately Eclipse seems to access the source files over and over, I
guess to verify whether they are modified or removed in the file system.
This causes GUI interactions like moving files from one editor to
another to become incredibly slow. It sometimes takes seconds until the
green highlight responds to mouse movements. And often I create new
editors accidentally. Other actions like changing the current file are
affected too.

Is it possible to avoid these kind of access? I do not need the up to
date checks. Especially not /that/ often.

Using a local workspace speed up the things at least by a factor 10. But
this also increases the compile time on the remote machine by a factor
10, which is definitely undesirable.


I fully understand the problem, it's just the same with NetBeans. I find
it unworkable to have project source on an NFS server.

I would recommend that you install sub-version, or some other version
control system on the NFS server. Choose one which is well supported in
Eclipse. I don't use use Eclipes so can't recommend the best choice. I
use the SVN plugin in NetBeans, which allows me to work from home just
as easily as from my desktop at work.

Keep the repository on the central server. Check out a working copy
which is then local to your IDE. Perform regular check-in/commit as
appropriate. You can then build anywhere you wish, just check out/update
the latest copy on the build system (or any other previous revision) and
build it. You also get added the benefit of full revision control, which
is something I'd recommend for anyone.

Nigel Wade

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