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Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #504297] Fri, 18 December 2009 08:09 Go to next message
Thomas Wiedmann is currently offline Thomas Wiedmann
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Hello,

with File/Switch Workspace other workspaces, created, are displayed for
selection.
Where, i. e. in which configuration file, are these entries of workspace
directories stored?

I work with Eclipse 3.4.2 in Windows XP.

Thomas Wiedmann
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #504509 is a reply to message #504297] Mon, 21 December 2009 04:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Prakash G.R. is currently offline Prakash G.R.
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On 18/12/09 1:39 PM, Thomas Wiedmann wrote:
> with File/Switch Workspace other workspaces, created, are displayed for
> selection.
> Where, i. e. in which configuration file, are these entries of workspace
> directories stored?

Check the <eclipse_root>/configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs


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Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #504515 is a reply to message #504509] Mon, 21 December 2009 06:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Wiedmann is currently offline Thomas Wiedmann
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> Check the <eclipse_root>/configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs

Thanks.

Thomas Wiedmann
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #504579 is a reply to message #504515] Mon, 21 December 2009 10:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eric Rizzo is currently offline Eric Rizzo
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On 12/21/09 1:50 AM, Thomas Wiedmann wrote:
>> Check the <eclipse_root>/configuration/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.ide.prefs
>
> Thanks.

By the way, in Eclipse 3.5 there is UI in the Preferences that lets you
control this list; just type "workspaces" in the search field in the
Preferences dialog (this is shameless self-promotion, since I
contributed the code for that :-)

Hope this helps,
Eric
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #504860 is a reply to message #504579] Wed, 23 December 2009 07:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Thomas Wiedmann is currently offline Thomas Wiedmann
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> By the way, in Eclipse 3.5 there is UI in the Preferences that lets you
> control this list; just type "workspaces" in the search field in the
> Preferences dialog (this is shameless self-promotion, since I
> contributed the code for that :-)
Anyway - thanks for this info, too, and the code contribution.

Thomas Wiedmann
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #630995 is a reply to message #504579] Tue, 05 October 2010 19:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard  is currently offline Richard
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Eric,
Can you possibly help me? I would like to know if it is possible to configure Eclipse so that each user can setup his/her own default workspace that comes up when they start up eclipse each time instead of a shared one? The fact that the preferences are saved in a single file in the
<eclipse_root>configurations/.settings folder seems to imply this will not work. But, I am certain it was working for us properly 5 months ago and now no longer works. We are using Ganymede on a Linux machine. It may be that an update to the intel C++ compiler messed things up for us.
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #631003 is a reply to message #630995] Tue, 05 October 2010 19:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: richkulp.us.NOSPAM.ibm.com

Hi,

I'm guessing but I think I remember that if that area was not writable
to a user it would store such information in the users area.

On 10/5/2010 3:09 PM, Richard wrote:
> Eric,
> Can you possibly help me? I would like to know if it is possible to
> configure Eclipse so that each user can setup his/her own default
> workspace that comes up when they start up eclipse each time instead of
> a shared one? The fact that the preferences are saved in a single file
> in the <eclipse_root>configurations/.settings folder seems to imply this
> will not work. But, I am certain it was working for us properly 5 months
> ago and now no longer works. We are using Ganymede on a Linux machine.
> It may be that an update to the intel C++ compiler messed things up for us.

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Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #631008 is a reply to message #631003] Tue, 05 October 2010 20:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Richard  is currently offline Richard
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Thanks for the suggestion. But that actually is our condition right now. Only one user "owns" the eclipse folders/files. And when anybody else uses Eclipse, they READ from that one .prefs file which has that other user's preferences in it. And since this other user cannot WRITE to that file/folder, their personal settings do not get saved anywhere. It would be nice if each user had an Eclipse folder in their home directory where their personal settings/preferences could be stored.
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #631191 is a reply to message #631008] Wed, 06 October 2010 14:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Originally posted by: richkulp.us.NOSPAM.ibm.com

Hi,

Googling for eclipse multi user returns this link:

http://help.eclipse.org/help33/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. platform.doc.isv/reference/misc/multi_user_installs.html

It looks like it should answer your questions.

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Rich Kulp
Re: Where does Eclipse store other workspaces? [message #631208 is a reply to message #631191] Wed, 06 October 2010 14:57 Go to previous message
Richard  is currently offline Richard
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Thanks Rich.
Unfortunately, I am trying to "fix" our system. It used to work fine in scenario #3 configuration. Each individual user could choose there own workspace and Eclipes would honor that each time they brought it up. And each workspace was in a separate area, not shared by multiple users. But now, something on our system changed (likely by IT dept) and now it no longer works. Trying to figure out what they did and how to reverse it. We may be better off just re-installing eclipse, but I do not want to lose customizations we may have made and forgotten about.
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