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Eclipse and Netbeans on MacOS

I'm not exactly pleased with the open source Java IDE situation on MacOS. Eclipse 3.0 M8 works and connects to SourceForge CVS/SSH just fine, but it is slow, looks obnoxious, and it just crashed while I was editing a Java source file. I hope that, by the 3.0 release, Eclipse will be usable on MacOS. Next, I tried Netbeans.

Netbeans 3.6 seems fast, fits in with the MacOS GUI, and even recognized the SourceForge CVS/SSH configuration that Eclipse left behind, but... when I attemped to login to CVS, Netbeans showed me a stack-trace. I decided to try using a real cvs client instead of Netbeans built-in implementation. I used Fink to download the cvs command-line client, configured it, and confirmed that it works with SourceForge CVS/SSH by doing an update on the Roller CVS. I configured Netbeans to use the command-line cvs client, but no luck. Netbeans says "Permission denied (publickey,password,keyboard-interactive)." I have CVS_RSH set in my .bash_profile and in Netbeans CVS environment variables... is there some other trick?

Anybody had any luck connecting to SourceForge CVS/SSH with Netbeans on Mac OSX?


Please report what you would like improved in eclipse @ https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=37997

Posted by Unknown on April 24, 2004 at 06:56 PM EDT #

I've also found Eclipse dog slow - on a dual G5! But, it is forgiveable. It is an M8 release, and according to the roadmap feature freeze is coming soon, and then improvements to speed/stability... But it is useable - up the default amount of memory it uses helped me a great deal. Restarting every day too..

Posted by Jon on April 25, 2004 at 10:51 AM EDT #

A gui app doesn't pick up your .bash profile unless you start it from the terminal. But there is a way to have GUI apps see your environment variables. http://developer.apple.com/qa/qa2001/qa1067.html

Posted by Pradeep on April 26, 2004 at 02:26 PM EDT #

Pradeep is correct about setting up the environment variables.. You need to set it in the environment.plist instead of your bash profile for your GUI apps to get it.. Generally I have found that I need super user privelelges to operate CVS from terminal (dunno why, may be my environment sertings..) ..

Posted by Partha on April 26, 2004 at 04:01 PM EDT #

Your problems stem from the M8 release itself. M8 is unstable on every platform, let alone MacOS X. It is recommended to stick with the Eclipse 2.x line or use M7 instead. The speed issues, as already mentioned, are likely due to the fact nothing has been optimized. They are still in Milestone releases.

Posted by Unknown on May 20, 2004 at 02:48 PM EDT #

Maybe so, but M8 is working very well for me under Windows. It is my primary development platform for work and play.

Posted by Dave Johnson on May 20, 2004 at 04:30 PM EDT #

M8 on XP doesn't even startup. I was using M7 for a while using the Ruby on Rails module and it worked brilliantly until i updated the modules. Decided to try M8 but like i said, wont even startup.

Posted by Andre on April 17, 2007 at 07:58 PM EDT #

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