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Eclipse preference file @ entries [message #1783716] Fri, 16 March 2018 08:49 Go to next message
Kevin Klesz is currently offline Kevin KleszFriend
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Registered: March 2018
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Hello everyone,

I am currently looking through our companies preference(epf) file in order to document which preferences are still useful to us etc.

Among other obstacles, I came upon entries such as the following:

@org.eclipse.ant.core=3.3.0.v20140518-0042
@org.eclipse.compare=3.5.501.v20140817-1445
@org.eclipse.core.runtime=3.10.0.v20140318-2214
@org.eclipse.epp.mpc.ui=1.3.1.v20140908-1651

Can anybody tell me what this stands for/what this does?

Best regards
Re: Eclipse preference file @ entries [message #1783897 is a reply to message #1783716] Tue, 20 March 2018 07:24 Go to previous message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed MerksFriend
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These look like version numbers. I'm not sure specifically how these are used, but I expect that when you have some preference, /instance/foo/...=..., that it looks for @foo=<version> and compares the currently installed version of foo against that version in the file (though goodness knows for what purpose without looking at the code).

You might want to consider using Oomph to manage preferences automatically. You can easily convert a *.epf file to preference tasks and use that to apply preferences automatically for every workspace: https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_Oomph_Authoring
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