Richard, try increasing the heap size in CFB. It has a fixed size, not varying based on your available memory. See:
As for other good CFML editors, many love sublime text. I list still others at http://www.cf411.com/editcf
Thanks for your reply. I looked at the article you linked to and it said to edit a file called CFBuilder.ini but I'm on a Mac, and after searching my entire disk(s) I can't seem to locate the file. I'm looking at various other XML files in the mean time, do you happen to know where the java args are stored on the Mac side of the world for CFB2?
Thank you again,
In the vein of “teaching a man to fish”…
Doing a google search for:
turned up first a result at: http://blog.mxunit.org/2009/07/speeding-up-coldfusion-builder.html
where Charlie Griefer added a comment saying:
For OS X folks:
You'll find the CFBuilder.ini under Contents > MacOS > CFBuilder.ini
Does that work for you, Richard?
If not, let’s ask for clarification: are you running CFBuilder in standalone mode? Or as a plug-in atop Eclipse? If the latter, see the “Mac OS X” section of this page:
Let us know if any of that helps.
Maybe I need to try fishing with different bait ;-)
I did the exact Google search and did not see the results you posted. However they worked just fine and I was able to edit the settings as suggested. I'll see if CFBuilder is anymore stable now.
Sweet. Hope it works out.
I wonder, also, how it may go with no value for XMX at all. The JVM should then use up to a certain % of available memory. I’ve wondered if that may not be a better choice for Adobe to use for CFB out of the box (and CF, too), rather than trying to guess what may be a good value for everyone.