Using the Android SDK on a Mac, Eclipse is really slow. How can I speed it up?

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I’m using Eclipse + the Android SDK on a Mac running Snow Leopard to develop Android apps.

Thing is, Eclipse is really slow – like, it “beach balls” for a few seconds when changing tabs.

Is there anything I can do to improve it’s performance?

The solution: change the Java version used and increase the allocated memory.

Edit eclipse.ini – this file is located

Change the following vars to use Java 1.6 and allocate more memory:

-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion = 1.6

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