Increase the heap size of Eclipse

Just a reminder how to increase the heap size of Eclipse. This gives Eclipse a little more breathing space and speeds things up.


  • Open the $ECLIPSE_HOME/eclipse.ini file in your favourite editor.
  • Locate the line that starts with -Xmx and change it to -Xmx1024m.
  • Save the file.
  • Restart Eclipse.

You are ready to go.

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