MacSlow, I have a question regarding Eclipse, I had downloaded this program from sunmicrosystems, but it ran really slow on my P3-128RAM WinXP, I don' t know if ran so slow because of the OS the amount of RAM or just because it is slow.
Can you advise?
What exactly is slow in the way Eclipse performs on your machine? The UI (redraws), compile-runs, debugging, indexer-runs? What versions of Eclipse and CDT are you running? Which JRE are you running them with?
What I've learned is that you can e.g. speed up the the indexer-runs by using the "CTags-based indexer" and not the full-blown "full indexer". You'll loose cross-referencing capabilites, but that's neglectable. The normal code-assist feature (Ctrl-<SPACE>) still works well. Of course it could always be faster :)
I never ran Eclipse on a machine with the specs like yours. But I would say that Eclipse will need a bit more beef (at least RAM-wise) to work more snappy. If you have the possibility, upgrade at least the amount of RAM in your system. Give it a good 512 MBytes... this will give it enough "room to breath".
For the record: I'm using Eclipse 3.1/CDT 3.0 on a Athlon-XP 2000+ (1.6 GHz) with 1 GByte of RAM under Fedora Core 4. Since Eclipse is written in Java you'll need the a JRE (Java Runtime Environment). I'm using Sun's JRE 1.5.0-04. For some reason I currently fail to remember, I didn't like the natively compiled version of Eclipse shipping with Fedora Core 4.