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Tuning Domino Designer for XPages / Java development

Oliver Busse on 02/15/2013 03:59:12 AM CET, filed under Config 

If you experience crashes on Domino Designer, especially when dealing with XPage development, you might find this helpful.

# @NOTES_PID@
vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx1024m
vmarg.Xms=-Xms512m
vmarg.Xmca=-Xmca512k

If your PC has 3GB of RAM or more then you MUST do this! Open the file

<NOTES_PROGRAM_ROOT>\framework\rcp\deploy\jvm.properties

and change the first 3 lines to the setting above. Make sure that the first value is a 1/4 of your memory, but not more than 1024. The other two values should calculate to the half of the first value (512 is the maximum).

The result: your Domino Designer will work very stable. The crash frequency is tamed to a minimum - trust me! Grinsend

UPDATE

Be careful to change those values with Notes 9.0.x as this may result it in too big heaps and maybe also screen flickering that I had after changing that values to the former ones!

These are the default values in 9.0.1 now:

vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx512m
vmarg.Xms=-Xms48m
vmarg.Xmca=-Xmca512k

Thanks to @TweeterDonnelly for the hint!


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