Eclipse updating indexes stop

I was asked by a few people to share my tips on how I was able to speed it up so here we go…

As a side note, this article is not about comparing IDEs, please refrain from displaying your hate for the IDE or your preference for another…

In order for Tip 3 to work, you will need to add the -vm setting in (see next section) This is one of the most confusing areas of Eclipse optimizations.

There are thousands of online articles preaching different configurations…

One thing one can always try on different Eclipse versions (Indigo, Juno, or Kepler) is to delete the platforms index files.

Just run a find command against your workspace metadata directory and remove *.index files found.

When I start up Eclipse, ready to rock, I have to sit there and wait for like 5 or 6 minutes until Eclipse get its sh*t together, "Refreshing workspace...

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I’ve described each tip for Windows, Linux and Mac OS users.Closing projects that I'm currently not working on drastically speeded up launching Eclipse.Maybe those posts will help you at least a bit :-) If not : can you tell us a bit more about your set up ?A more drastic way: delete the whole .metadata folder.Later import projects from their place or checkout them from the svn(if you use some). the problem is that we don't really know, what metadata are broken, so the natural next step is to delete all of them.

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