I’ve had a bug ticket open at M.Y. Developers for over 3 months, with no action. I still have the same problems many of us have been having: constant freezing, and that weird annoying nag about “new updates available!” but unable to install them.
In an attempt to limp along with what used to be a great IDE, I’ve tried redirecting the JRE source in luaglider2.conf as other users have suggested, and I’ve even tried installing netBeans and moving relevant files to the glider directory. I’ve increased the editor RAM and updated the autosave frequency to no avail: turns out if you autosave too frequently, when you restart after a freeze LuaGlider doesn’t retrieve the latest version anymore.
It saddens me that I’m leaving LuaGlider for something else (probably Outlaw, FWIW), especially a product I purchased and embraced as a critical tool in my workflow. Like I said, LuaGlider used to be great, and I used to heartily recommend it. But not now. Customer support is abysmal and the lack of effective patches/updates tells me this product is dead. For new programmers casting about for a new IDE, don’t embrace LuaGlider. Yes it’s got pretty interface, and yes it’s awesome when it works, but there’s the rub: it doesn’t work anymore.
TL;DR: newbies, don’t even start with Lua Glider. Oldtimers, bite the bullet and abandon Lua Glider for something more stable.
update: Outlaw is no longer under development effective April 2015, so can’t really recommend pursuing it either.