ZDE 5.5 On OSX

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Even though I am in the process of trying to replace it, Zend Studio 5.5 is still my day-to-day IDE for development. However, on OSX Leopard, it has seemed for a while, like the app was decaying — growing progressively crashier the more I used it. Literally, to the point where I could use it.

I think, however, I have solved the issue.

Simply edit /Applications/Zend/ZendStudio-5.5.1/bin/runStudio_mac.sh and make the following change:

[sh]
java -Xms16m -Xmx256m -cp ZendIDE.jar:MRJToolkitStubs.zip:sftp.jar:axis.jar:commons-discovery-0.2.jar:commons-logging-1.0.4.jar:javaxzombie.jar:jaxrpc.jar:saaj.jar:wsdl4j-1.5.1.jar:jhall.jar:../docs/help.zip com.zend.ide.desktop.Main
[/sh]

becomes:

[sh]
/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/1.5/Home/bin/java -Xms16m -Xmx256m -cp ZendIDE.jar:MRJToolkitStubs.zip:sftp.jar:axis.jar:commons-discovery-0.2.jar:commons-logging-1.0.4.jar:javaxzombie.jar:jaxrpc.jar:saaj.jar:wsdl4j-1.5.1.jar:jhall.jar:../docs/help.zip com.zend.ide.desktop.Main
[/sh]

This just explicitly makes it use JVM 1.5, which is, after all, what it was built for.

Once I did this, it became snappy again, and seems to be far less crash-prone, hurrah!

– Davey

One thought on “ZDE 5.5 On OSX

  1. I thought I was going crazy! I hadn’t even upgraded to Snow Leopard yet (it hasn’t arrived yet) but ZDE 5.5.1 was slowwwwing wwwaaaayyyy down when parsing css files (or so it seems). This had been going on since update to Apple’s latest round of Java upgrades.

    Thanks so much for make my Zend 5.5 all nice and speedy again. Zend 6 suck, IMHO. You can’t even edit and save a file without creating a Project first! Sheesh. I hope that they go back to developing/supporting ZDE 5.5.x again. I couldn’t work without it.

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