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Eclipse plugin not coping with Scala+Plugin rebuild
Sun, 2010-04-25, 03:49
I have the Scala compiler/library/plugin src checked out as Eclipse
projects in the configuration described on the EPFL wiki.
At 11:55 I did a Svn update of all four projects. Since then (45
minutes now) my CPU has been running at 100%, resuming soon after a
hard restart of Eclipse.
What should I do? How can I move forward, or make any informed
decision as to whether the system is in infinite loop?
1. I feel the SDT does not give the user sufficient feedback as to
what's happening. Progress view shows "Building workspace 76%", it has
shown that for the last 10 minutes, when it updated from 75%. I want a
way to see more detail: building what??.
2. No throttling of CPU consumption. When SDT builds, it sucks all
available CPU without respite. The UI becomes unresponsive, for
minutes at a time or indefinitely. I'd like a way to pause every
minute or so, even if there is work remaining to do, so I can at least
exit eclipse or cancel the builder.
Huge build times and massive CPU demand seem to be part of working
with Scala. I think the SDT design needs to be "hardened" to better
tolerate and manage these problems, or it will be unusable for large