Richard Bucker

Flutter, Android Studio and VMWare

Posted at — Aug 23, 2019

I have a 4-core Intel NUC with 32GB RAM and an SSD running VMWare as the host with either Fedora 30 or Ubuntu 19 as the guest for my complete Android Studio 3.5. It is a painful experience.

While Fedora plays nice with memory management the Android phone simulator and the IDE are just amazingly slow. Even though I’m on a closed Ethernet with plenty of throughput and bandwidth its. just slow. I’ve tried allocating more RAM, more CPU, and checking the network. But the console is turtles all the way down.