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Bug #4191

Eclipse build is slow the first time "Copying resources to the output folder"

Added by Christopher Brooks about 10 years ago. Updated about 9 years ago.

Status:
Resolved
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
build system
Target version:
Start date:
06/26/2009
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Bugzilla-Id:
4191

Description

I just verified that under Windows, the Eclipse build has errors because
of apple-extension.

David Welker wrote:
Hi Christopher,

That this problem would occur in Windows makes total sense. Right now, the 'ant eclipse' command is not aware of operating system exclusions. I am going to discuss a proposed solution with Chad. In the meantime, the solution is to delete the apple-extensions project folder, which has Mac OS X-only code.

David

Hi David,

I just installed Eclipse-rcp-galileo under Windows 2003 Server
with Java 1.6.0_14 an after adding tools.jar to the path, I'm still
getting errors in the compilation:

Description Resource Path Location Type
Application cannot be resolved KeplerOSXExtension.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 17 Java Problem
Application cannot be resolved to a type KeplerOSXExtension.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 17 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 19 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 26 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 31 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 36 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 41 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 49 Java Problem
ApplicationEvent cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 77 Java Problem
ApplicationListener cannot be resolved to a type KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 17 Java Problem
The import com.apple.eawt cannot be resolved KeplerOSXExtension.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 3 Java Problem
The import com.apple.eawt cannot be resolved KeplerApplicationListener.java /apple-extensions/src/org/kepler/osx line 3 Java Problem

Can you take a look?

This is with a clean checkout.

Also, how difficult would it be to create a test that would build Eclipse
using the output of "ant eclipse"? It seems like until we have a regularly
run test for the IDEs then we will always have problems.

_Christopher

History

#1 Updated by Christopher Brooks about 10 years ago

The first time Eclipse is used to build Kepler, the build hangs
for several minutes.

I had one user who thought that the Kepler/Eclipse build was broken because
it was taking several minutes for him.

What happens is that during the build after importing the projects into
Kepler, "Refreshing workspace" appears in the lower right. If I click
on the progress bar next to "Refresh workspace", I get a Progress tab
with a countdown on the number of resources to refresh. For me,
on a reasonably sporty server, this stage took 4 minutes. This is
not so bad, it appears that we are making progress.

I then get "Building workspace (12%)" and after about a minute
I get "Copying resources to the output folder".

Then, for about 8 minutes there is nothing but "Copying resources to the
output folder". This is where the user gave up, they thought Eclipse
was dead. Is there anything we can do here?

All told, the build took 16 minutes, which is not so bad, but the
problem is the 8 minutes of dead time in the middle.

#2 Updated by Chad Berkley about 10 years ago

I ran into this when trying to setup eclipse this morning. I couldn't see any reason for it. I ended up killing eclipse several times because I thought it was hung.

#3 Updated by Aaron Aaron about 10 years ago

I think this has to do with having many projects in eclipse that depend on each other. Try turning off "build automatically" and then importing the projects. Then build only the top level project (wrp for example). Eclipse will then build the other projects via dependency. From what I can tell this is quite a bit faster although I haven't experimented much with it. I suspect it takes longer to auto build because of duplicately building projects through other project's dependencies.

#4 Updated by Aaron Aaron almost 10 years ago

I have explored this problem a little further. Turns out Eclipse will copy all the .svn folders to the classes directory if you are not sharing the project using the subversive plugin.

A quick experiment
Building the ptolemy project without svn sharing: 14 min 03 sec 206 MB copied
Building the ptolemy project with the project shared: 3 min 18 sec 93 MB copied

You can control what resources are copied at build time in Preferences->Java->Compiler->Building->Output folder->Filtered resources

Using the following filter
.launch,.svn,makefile,.tcl,*.htm,*.html
Building the ptolemy project with the filter and svn: 2 min 08 sec 82 MB copied

You can configure that filter specifically for a project too which the kepler build system should do automatically.

To close this bug:
1) figure out the best filter for copying resources
2) generate the org.eclipse.jdt.core.prefs and org.eclipse.jdt.launching.prefs files in the .settings directory whenever the "ant eclipse" build target is run

#5 Updated by Christopher Brooks about 9 years ago

The bug is that build is slow the first time under Eclipse.
For me on an older Windows 2003 Server machine, I have about 8.5 minutes of
"Refreshing Workspace", which makes it look like the build is hung.
For me, the build then finished in about 2 minutes, but I have 31 errors
because I did not update the path to include tools.jar and and because of
problems with apple-extensions (Bug 4342) and
Invalid archive:
src/lib/swing-workers-license.htm
src/lib/ptII.properties.in

I'm targeting this to 2.1.0 and marking it as 4 hours. Aaron outlined
a possible solution.

#6 Updated by jianwu jianwu about 9 years ago

The status I found is that only ptolemy module doesn't filter .svn correctly. I updated the build-area\resources\eclipse\PtolemyClasspathStart file to add more filter for .svn.

My experiments on Windows 7:

build ptolemy before update: 1 min 30 sec 97 MB copied
build ptolemy after update: 1 min 93 MB copied

#7 Updated by jianwu jianwu about 9 years ago

I exclude test directories in ptolemy .classpath file so that the build will be faster. Now building ptolemy takes about 45 seconds on my machine and the size is reduced to 60 MB.

If I exclude demo directories in ptolemy, the time will be about 35 seconds and the size is reduce to 35 MB. But I didn't check it in trunk since there are some classes in demo directories (such as ./ptolemy/actor/lib/net/demo/Datagram/Datagram.class). If I did it, some demo workflows might not working.

I also tested updating org.eclipse.jdt.core.prefs file, but my tests didn't show much time difference. So I didn't follow that way.

#8 Updated by Redmine Admin over 6 years ago

Original Bugzilla ID was 4191

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