The following recommendations can help improve the performance of Eclipse when you use it to build large applications:
Micro Focus recommends that you disable automatic builds so changes you make to your projects or in the code do not start a build automatically:
Avoid building all projects in your workspace or all files within the project.
To build only selected projects:
To build only selected files:
Configure Eclipse to clean and build only selected projects:
Configure Eclipse so it does not delete the build artifacts when you change the project's properties settings. This means you will not have to rebuild the project and build all artifacts.
On multi-CPU machines, you can enable faster, parallel multi-processor compilation of multiple files in native COBOL projects. To do this:
See Building COBOL Applications for more information.
You can configure a JVM COBOL project to build incrementally meaning Eclipse builds only the files that have changed, so reducing the build overhead.
See Compiling JVM COBOL for details on how to enable incremental builds.
If not needed, do not build your applications with code coverage or profiler information as these settings mean the builds take longer to complete. Note that changing these settings in the project will trigger a project build if Eclipse is configured to build projects automatically.