Tweaking Eclipse in Mac
If you are developing an Android application on a Mac, you will notice that the Eclipse IDE is very sluggish. As a IntelliJ IDEA user, it made me frustated. After doing some querying in Google, I finally found the solution. I put this as a note for further reference.
All you need is to update
eclipse.ini configuration file. You can access it by right clicking
Eclipse.app and choose
Show Package Contents. Navigate to
Contents -> MacOS -> eclipse.ini. Open file
eclipse.ini by using text editor.
Find this line:
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.5 -Xms40m -Xmx128m
change it to:
--Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.6 -Xms256m -Xmx1024m
And voila! This configuration makes Eclipse IDE loads faster and more responsive.