|Re: Multiple workspaces - one configuration [message #293124 is a reply to message #293121]
||Tue, 18 October 2005 15:54
Originally posted by: john.eclipsefaq.org|
Running multiple instances on the same configuration is supported. When
state in the configuration directory is changed, a new file is written
rather than modifying the old one (such as .state.1, .state.2, etc).
This allows other instances to continue operating against the older
state files while an instance is updating configuration state. So, it
should work. If you encounter problems when running multiple instances
on the same configuration, a bug report should be entered.
Note: it is possible for an arbitrary plugin to call
Platform.getConfigurationLocation and start blindly writing files there.
If the plugin did not use mechanisms to protect against concurrent
writes, that plugin would break when running multiple instances
concurrently, but it should not affect the platform itself.
Vijay Aravamudhan wrote:
> when eclipse runs, it creates/modifies certain files within the
> configuration area. if you run two instances using the same
> configuration area, then the last instance that wrote to those files,
> wins. So, I dont think its advisable to do this.
> Stefan Langer wrote:
>> I'm running eclipse installations on same configuration parallel and
>> didn't have problems so far. Occasionally I have problems with
>> restoring the layout, when I update one of the eclipse installations
>> without shutting the other one down but besides that I didn't have a
>> problem so far.
>> Stanimir Stamenkov wrote:
>>> Is it safe to operate multiple Eclipse instances at a time using
>>> different workspaces but same configuration area?
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