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icon5.gif  Howto Link all projects to same code formatter rules file [message #992375] Fri, 21 December 2012 13:52 Go to next message
Patrick W. is currently offline Patrick W.Friend
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Hey Eclipse-Users,

I have about 50 Eclipse Java projects form different developers and I want to use the same code formatter rules for all projects.

So I create a set of formatter rules and export them into a XML file. Is it possible to link all projects to this file? So I only have to change this single file when updating the formatting rules?

The only way I found so far is to update all projects manually by importing with the XML file. Then rules are then copied to org.eclipse.jdt.code.prefs. So changing rules is very expensive.

Cheers,
Patrick
Re: Howto Link all projects to same code formatter rules file [message #992738 is a reply to message #992375] Sat, 22 December 2012 13:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephane Begaudeau is currently offline Stephane BegaudeauFriend
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Hi,

I don't think that it can be done, personnaly when I have to update the configuration of the formatter on my projects, I import the XML file on one project and then I copy the content of the file ".settings/org.eclipse.jdt.code.prefs" of this project and paster it in all the other projects. It's a bit faster than importing the XML file in all the projects.

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Stephane Begaudeau, Obeo

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Re: Howto Link all projects to same code formatter rules file [message #992812 is a reply to message #992738] Sat, 22 December 2012 18:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan HerrmannFriend
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I'm surprised you want to re-format projects from different developers, rather than letting each project define its own formatting rules.

Secondly, wouldn't per-workspace preferences serve your needs?

Third, if you want to synchronize settings between developers / projects / workspaces, you may want to use a plug-in like workspace mechanic.

my 2c.
Re: Howto Link all projects to same code formatter rules file [message #997371 is a reply to message #992812] Mon, 07 January 2013 08:51 Go to previous message
Patrick W. is currently offline Patrick W.Friend
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Thank's for your answers. I will have a look on your suggestions.
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