|Re: How to disable the Preference Recorder [message #1697981 is a reply to message #1697959]
||Wed, 10 June 2015 05:17
| Ed Merks
Registered: July 2009
On 09/06/2015 11:09 PM, Silvio Bierman wrote:
> No, I don't. I do have preferences that may span workspaces but these
> preferences also span applications I use, machines I work on and so on.
I doubt that, but again, there's no point in preaching to those who
don't want to hear.
> Putting something as invasive and heavyweight as this in Eclipse for
> such a futile task (setting some preferences in workspaces I have
> about 2-3 at the same time and each of those for multiple years)
You certainly use heavyweight wording...
> I consider an extreme form of over-engineering.
We're all entitled to opinions.
> What was wrong with exporting and then importing the same preferences
> across workspaces?
Do you actually do that? I can enumerate a long list of what's wrong
with that. E.g., all my git clones remembered but Egit replace the ones
I have in my workspace. Kind of a disaster for me. But it sounds like
your limited use cases for it work fine for you.
> A much more powerful method that also works when I get a new laptop.
Perhaps, but many preferences refer to hard-coded locations that are
different on different machines.
> But it is good to know I can opt out of this in RC4.
We aim to please, but there's no pleasing everyone.
> Thank you.
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