Hey guys I am developing Android apps on eclipse and its running very slow. So slow that I am not able to program properly because of this thing.

E.g - when I click on Graphical layout in xml it takes around 10 secs to shift from graphical to xml code. The same is happening in java code too.

I am running Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz with 3gb RAM. Also I have provided 3gb as swap drive (logical not primary)

  • Can you edit your post to include system specs? How fast a machine do you have, how much RAM, etc? Last time I tried this a 2007 Core 2 Duo with 4 GB RAM was indeed too slow on both Linux and Windows. – aquaherd Jan 30 '13 at 16:19
  • Its really too slow please someone help me out soon else I will have to boot into windows for this which I really dont want to becoz I really love linux. – shivamDev Jan 30 '13 at 17:13
  • Can anyone help me out? – shivamDev Jan 31 '13 at 18:50
  • While I hadn't used Eclipse for Android dev (or more than 10 mins of java ... I'm more of a python person) it can sometimes be slow. When that happens I just delete all the trash that it creates in the ~/workspace/.metadata (as a matter of fact I delete the whole .metadata dir). It usually helps in my case. – Wolfer Feb 8 '13 at 7:59

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