Since I don't use the task list plugin (no offense!) I decided to disable it using the nice Plugin GUI. Since then I stopped/started NetBeans at least once.
Since I'm debugging another issue, I started netbeans via the command line, and later noticed hundreds of logs regarding the task list system. This is
unexpected since I deactivated that plugin... maybe this is what is corrupting my system and slowing things to a crawl?
Here's the line that shows up:
INFO [org.netbeans.spi.tasklist.Task]: Unknown Task group name: nb-tasklist-error
fixed (there will be one log message only)
/cvs/core/tasklist/api/src/org/netbeans/spi/tasklist/Task.java,v <-- Task.java
new revision: 1.3; previous revision: 1.2