Speeding up Notes and Symphony

I ran across this tip today in one of our IBM user forums and thought you all would find it interesting for increasing performance at the desktop level …

Speeding Up Notes and Symphony

http://www.thenorth.com/apblog4.nsf/0/BB5DDB03611B2BB1852574D7005FF852

Making Notes 8.x (including 8.5 beta) in Eclipse feel much faster.
I’ve been reminded of this gem, given to me by skilled person I trust, which really speeds up the way Notes 8.x in Eclipse feels. I can’t say if its actually faster, but it does feel much faster. Use your file explorer to find this directory:

 for Notes version 8.5.1 The file “jvm.properties” is now located in a new place.

{NotesProgramDirectory}\framework\rcp\deploy\

For versions prior to 8.5.1 –
{NotesProgramDirectory}\framework\rcp\eclipse\plugins\com.ibm.rcp.j2se.{Version}

In this folder, look for the file “jvm.properties” One of the first lines that isn’t commented out (preceeded by #) is:
vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx256m

Change that line to roughly half of your available ram. The recommendation I was given was actually 768, but since I have 3gb of RAM available to XP I set mine up a bit higher.
vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx768m

Note: Make sure you close Notes before you do this, and that all the Notes processes are terminated. If you’re not sure, reboot first. Go ahead, try it, and report what you think.

for Symphony

C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Symphony\framework\rcp\eclipse\plugins\com.ibm.rcp.j2se.win32.x86_1.6.0.20100225b-201009231900

Just a thought in case you are interested.

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