Thursday, November 15, 2007

Why Eclipse Europa 3.3 crashes

If you're using the latest release of famous IDE you've surely experienced a lot of problems: every 10 minutes it crashes! Time depends by the projects opened and plug-ins installed.

Today my Eclipse crashed at least 15 times. So it was come the time to fix the problem. After some research I discovered the problem. For a well known bug you had to change the way you launch the IDE.

Change your eclipse.ini in the Eclipse's installation directory to:

-showsplash org.eclipse.platform



If you've a lot of memory try my configuration:

-showsplash org.eclipse.platform



Your productivity will thanks ;-)


KR said...


My eclipse europa crashes whenever I try to add a jar to the classpath. I tried the settings you mentioned, it works sometimes but eclipse still crashes. Do I have to increase the memory?

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Luca Garulli said...

I've 2GB of RAM, but some collegues own 1GB only. How much RAM do you have?

What you mean for "add a jar to the classpath"?