"Users seem to be gearing up to give up using Eclipse for Linux
development because it's too 'flakey.' 'As much as I'd like to work
in a modern Java IDE with all the refactoring goodness they bring
to the party it's just too unstable for me to use. It might work in
other parallel universes, but on my laptop with an Ubuntu install
that does everything else brilliantly Eclipse is a pain in the
butt. I've had more success using vi and command line settings to
get stuff done that I have within the Eclipse environment. It might
just be my total lack of familiarity with it, and on a well tuned
platform where the developers understand what it's all about it
might work great, but I'm not really all that impressed so far,'
says Andrew Lighten..."