It takes a few seconds..

One of the many stories doing the rounds this week was the new version of Eclipse, about which Ars had this to say, among other things:

I tested the Helios Eclipse Java development package on my desktop computer, which is running Ubuntu 10.04 and has a six-core i7 980X. The new version of Eclipse takes roughly five seconds to start up on this system and uses several hundred megabytes when idle.

I suppose these days one must be like, you know, thankful that it takes just 5 seconds..

There was also a mention of Fabrice Bellard on reddit, author of TCCBOOT, a small (138 KB) compiler and boot loader that can compile and run a Linux kernel in 15 seconds.

And to think.. you could almost open a file in Eclipse in that time!

3 Comments

  1. Hrish said,

    Jun 26, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    It seems to be the inevitable fate of all software to become bloated as their version numbers increase. Just look at Adobe Acrobat Reader and IntelliJ IDEA.

  2. Jul 14, 2010 at 10:25 pm

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  3. MrT said,

    Nov 10, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    Making everything more feature-rich and heavier is just one stream … there’s many people, who realize the efficiency of the “older” tools, like e.g. Vim!

    I think Eclipse and such tools are mostly “entry level” and Java-related … although that’s almost the same :-P


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