Eclipse / NetBeans on Retina iMac anyone?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by makdeniss, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. makdeniss macrumors member

    makdeniss

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    #1
    Trying to pull the final plug on purchasing the retina iMac.
    Got curious if anybody is using it with editors such as:

    - NetBeans;
    - Eclipse

    Are they optimized / do they look good on this mac? Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. ra004e macrumors regular

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    #2
    I use IntelliJ IDEA, xCode, Textmate, Sublime text, OS X Terminal and they all are wonderful on 5k. What I bought this machine for. If no one answers in next few hours I'll install

    - NetBeans;
    - Eclipse

    and will let you know. Whole different world. Also on a different note you may want to check out IntelliJ IDEA, it's not free, but really awesome IDE. Worth looking into if you haven't allready.
     
  3. ra004e macrumors regular

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    Installed both, can use them for some additional projects.

    Yes both look fine, I didn't see any IU elements that had issues. Text was as it should be expected on Retina. Did not spend much time in either program, but what I saw looked awesome.
     
  4. makdeniss thread starter macrumors member

    makdeniss

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    Thanks man! Appreciate for the feedback! I can't really use anything else, since those are the IDE's that we use at our company and I've gotten pretty used to them.

    Thanks again for the quick, helpful response!

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    Got to this iDE's webpage, looks like a must try. Will try it out :) Thanks
     
  5. PrinceReborn macrumors newbie

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    I recently got the maxed out retina iMac, however I am experiencing performance issues with Netbeans which makes it quite unusable. Here is a video showing scrolling lag in quite a small file:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7O_L4pP4gk

    Luckily, Eclipse does not have this issue, however I do not have much experience with Eclipse so it will take some getting used to for me.
     
  6. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    I too find NetBeans sluggish, on my 2013 13" rMBP. I haven't used NetBeans on a modern, non-retina mac, so can't say whether the screen resolution is the main cause of sluggishness.
     

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