I have been running 1.6.0 for what seems like forever. I was a little bit frustrated because the IDE takes 10 or 15 seconds to load sometimes. But java has always been a slow platform, so I live with it.
I upgraded to 1.8.5 for some functionality that I thought might be nice. Now when I run the IDE, it takes upwards of 48 seconds. Sometimes over a minute!
I wondered what in the world it could possibly be doing for over a minute, but it actually tells me. The status bar at the bottom of the splash screen says it is “initializing packages”.
Is this normal? What is it doing when it initializes packages that takes so long? Can I get it to initialize packages once and for all, so it doesn’t have to take 48 seconds every time I bring up the IDE?
I’m using Ubuntu.