I was about to write a post about how much I was starting to dislike Eclipse. Two years ago I was singing the praises of Eclipse but Eclipse Europa (version 3.3) in my opinion has been a disaster. It is incredibly slow, crashes often, runs out of memory, etc. I found myself at times using XEmacs instead because it was faster.
But today I installed Eclipse Ganymede (version 3.4) and so far life has been much better.Â It is much more responsive, it is not crashing, things are running smoothly.Â Â You can read about what is New and Noteworthy in Ganymede.Â The most exciting new feature to me is the Retain case of match when replacing, just like XEmacs.
Also I noticed that in my JBoss project, hot swapping of code is again working.Â I am not sure if this is because I upgraded to Ganymede or because I turned on “Build Automatically”.Â I suspect it might be the latter.