This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
The .ini file is for the JVM to start Eclipse. Typically, if we have a lot of plug-ins that are loaded during start up, Eclipse often tank with a OOME. As to the application's JVM, we can edit it in the 'Run Configurations' options and pass any standard JVM parameter to it.
Googling doesn't make you a genius. But not Googling makes you dumber.