[oXygen-user] Can't edit 11 meg file

James Don
Fri Nov 23 12:59:53 CST 2007

Hey I am just observing this thread ...

On the jre when you start eclipse i belive you can set the amount of 
memory allowed to be used by java ...

After googling "man java" i found this in the man page ...

*-Xmx*/n/  Specifies the maximum size, in bytes, of the  memory  allocation
              pool.   This value must be a multiple of 1024 greater than 2 MB.
              Append the letter *k* or *K* to indicate kilobytes or the  letter  *m*
              or  *M*  to  indicate megabytes.  The default value is 64MB. Exam-


Not sure this will help ... but if you start eclipse with a "large" number you may be ok is my guess ...

Keep in mind I am just a bystandard ...


ps I would assume turning off oxygen features such as "auto completion", etc ... would allow a document not to need as much memory ...  but i have been wrong before ... you could try crippling oxygen in your options ... again this is a guess ...

Timothy Reaves wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2007, at 5:33 AM, Radu Coravu wrote:
>> Dear Timothy,
>> In order to edit it Oxygen keeps the whole file in memory.
>> The amount of memory needed to open a file is several times larger 
>> than the file size when opening it in Text mode and is lower when 
>> opening it in Grid or Author mode.
>> Also the Tree Editor available in Oxygen has a much smaller memory 
>> footprint.
>> It also depends on the file structure and whether it has many long 
>> lines.
>> You can find out how much memory is available for Oxygen by opening 
>> the About dialog and reading the "JVM memory used - Total" field.
>> The standard total memory setting in Oxygen should be more than 
>> enough to open an 11 MB file.
>> If you give us access to the file maybe we could take a look at it 
>> and see if we can improve anything in the Oxygen memory usage.
>> If the archived version of the file is above 1 MB maybe you could 
>> post a link with it.
>     Ya, I understand all of that.  But you seem to think it is fine 
> that an 11 meg file can't be opened.  11 meg!  I don't need an excuse 
> for why an application running on a laptop with 4 gig of memory can't 
> edit an 11 meg file.  For pete' sake, stop and look at your friggin 
> response!  It's an 11 meg file.
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