Increasing memory in FDT Enterprise Standalone

To increase the memory in FDT Standalone go to your FDT Enterprise folder

/Applications/FDTEnterprise

right click on the FDT program to show package details

in the terminal Open the

Mac OS/ eclispe.ini

The eclipse.ini file consist of

-startup
../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.0.200.v20090520.jar
--launcher.library
../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.cocoa.macosx_1.0.0.v20090519
-product
com.powerflasher.fdt.product.product
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize
256m
-vmargs
-Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.5
-XstartOnFirstThread
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts
-XX:MaxPermSize=256m
-Xms40m
-Xmx768m
-Xdock:icon=../Resources/Eclipse.icns
-XstartOnFirstThread
-Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts

On line 15 -Xmx768m this value is the memory currently,
I am going to try to change this to -Xmx1024m.
I will let you know how this works out.

I would like to thanks @LittleBuddha87 & @a_campitelli for their help on twitter!

4 Replies to “Increasing memory in FDT Enterprise Standalone”

  1. Thank you for this article!

    I have a little addition:
    to set the memory FDT consumes you can edit two values in the eclipse.ini xmx and xms. xms sets the amount of memory that FDT receives on startup, if you want to increase it -xms128m makes sence I think. xmx sets the memory that FDT is allowed to consume during lifetime (mine is -xmx1024m). For the xmx value you can set any amount of memory unless it is lower than one third of your total memory. Otherwise FDT will silently ignore the value and use the default ones.

  2. Hi Philipp, thanks so much for explaining this! I understand ow the 2 values, for the start up and the memory.

    I changed these vales in the file to these values, and it starts up so much faster now!

    -startup
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher_1.0.200.v20090520.jar
    –launcher.library
    ../../../plugins/org.eclipse.equinox.launcher.cocoa.macosx_1.0.0.v20090519
    -product
    com.powerflasher.fdt.product.product
    –launcher.XXMaxPermSize
    256m
    -vmargs
    -Dosgi.requiredJavaVersion=1.5
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts
    -XX:MaxPermSize=256m
    -Xms128m
    -Xmx1024m
    -Xdock:icon=../Resources/Eclipse.icns
    -XstartOnFirstThread
    -Dorg.eclipse.swt.internal.carbon.smallFonts

  3. I’d like to increase the memory allowance but… forr me, on Mac 0s 10.5.8 – when I right-click on FDT 4, I can’t see Show Package Contents… I can on many other .app bundles. Any idea what might be the problem there?

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