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Sunday Apr 13, 2008

Need For Speed with Netbeans 6.1rc1 and JDK 1.6 update 10

The installation wizzard of Netbeans 6.1rc1 asked me whether all the projects and settings should be imported from the Netbeans 6.0 installation. I confirmend - and had so two working installations: Netbeans 6.0 and 6.1rc1. I used this setup to measure the startup performance. In both cases I had 32 Projects, some of them bigger (e.g. wonderland, toplink essentials source code), the majority is Java EE 5 related with Glassfish v2, v2ur1 and v2ur3. Netbeans 6.1rc1 boots almost immediately (about 2 seconds) - however it takes some time until all projects are loaded and the workspace usable. However the difference is still huge. The whole start-time was massively improved:

  • Netbeans 6.0: 2 Minutes 20 seconds (with 32 projects)
  • Netbeans 6.1rc1:  45 seconds (with 32 projects)
In my case (Vista 32bit, Core Duo 2.4 and 3 GB RAM), JDK 1.6 update 10 Netbeans 6.1rc1 starts almost three times faster, than Netbeans 6.0.


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Comments:

It seems that Netbeans 6.1rc1 finally proved that Java is not a memory consuming beast anymore.

Starting Netbeans within 45 seconds and consuming just 3 MB RAM is really incredible ;-)

Posted by Thomas on April 13, 2008 at 03:13 PM CEST #

Thomas,

sorry I would corret that :-). I didn't measured the memory, only the startup time. However I'm using RC1 since 3 days - it works really well so far.

Thanks!,

adam

Posted by Adam Bien on April 13, 2008 at 06:55 PM CEST #

I think, this theme is quite actual now. I didn't measured the memory, only the startup time. However I'm using RC1 since 3 days - it works really well so far.

Posted by ragazze ucraine on May 22, 2011 at 09:01 PM CEST #

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