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looking for ligth eclipse version for weak pc

Meir Yan
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Joined: Apr 27, 2006
Posts: 597
hello all
i have old 7 years old pc p1000 with 512 ram , this is what i have now and i like
to run eclipse for php/java development but when i install and run the latest eclipse its slow and it is impossible to work with.
i wander if there is simple light version of eclipse that can run on old computers?
is there some kind of solution?
i dont care to keep 2 versions of light eclipse's one for php and one for java ( pure java )
thanks for the help
Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17417

Eclipse is a pig and has been ever since Day 1. So are all the other GUI IDE's I've worked with, even my long-obsolete copy of Visual Cafe would probably run slow on your machine.

There's no "Eclipse Lite", and aside from the fact that older Eclipses are just as heavy, they won't have modern plug-in support.

I did Java development on a 200MHz machine with 98MB of RAM, but the IDE I used was Emacs with the JDE package installed. It's not as slick as a GUI IDE, but it's not that bad. Unfortunately, it's still Emacs, so you'd better like bouncing around on the CTRL, ALT, and ESC keys. And of course, if you do any scripting, LISP. However, PHP editing is pretty much standard with Emacs these days.

You might want to check out Visual SlickEdit. I think it's capable of what you want, although it has been a long time since I used it, and that was for C/C++, not Java or PHP.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
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