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How to Configure a STS Instance in OS X

Software Development, Spring

By Ryan Peterson

How to Configure a STS Instance in OS X

When I was new to OSX, something that would come up is how to properly configure STS within OSX.  This may be a no-brainer to those more familiar with the ins and outs of OSX, but it still seems to come up often enough for people getting set up with our development environment.

We thought it might be helpful to outline the basic steps.

Once you have STS installed in the directory of your choice, right click the main Application, and choose "Show Package Contents"


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From here, if you expand out the directory, navigate to MacOS.


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The STS.ini is the traditional Eclipse/STS config file to allocate memory on startup.  This will of course depend on your system and available resources.

Here's a sample of common memory settings:


-Xms256m
-Xmx4096m
-XX:MaxPermSize=256m


That's it!  No magic or amazing revelations, but hopefully a quick "how-to" to get an optimized STS instance setup.

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