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Making Notes 8.x (including 8.5 beta) in Eclipse feel much faster.

By Andrew Pollack on 10/03/2008 at 01:28 PM EDT

I've been reminded of this gem, given to me by skilled person I trust, which really speeds up the way Notes 8.x in Eclipse feels. I can't say if its actually faster, but it does feel much faster. I've heard some interesting stories about why this isn't set to a higher default, but since they're only stories I'm going to hold off repeating them.

Use your file explorer to find this directory:

UPDATED 10/12/2009 for Notes version 8.5.1 The file "jvm.properties" is now located in a new place.

{NotesProgramDirectory}\framework\rcp\deploy\

For versions prior to 8.5.1 --
{NotesProgramDirectory}\framework\rcp\eclipse\plugins\com.ibm.rcp.j2se.{Version}

In this folder, look for the file "jvm.properties" One of the first lines that isn't commented out (preceeded by #) is:

vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx256m


Change that line to roughly half of your available ram. The recommendation I was given was actually 768, but since I have 3gb of RAM available to XP I set mine up a bit higher.

vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx1024m


Note: Make sure you close Notes before you do this, and that all the Notes processes are terminated. If you're not sure, reboot first. Go ahead, try it, and report what you think.


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