|Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] [Doug on the Eclipse CDT] New comment on "Eclipse smells kind of dead"???.
I think the discussion about getting new contributors is good and important.
Just one thought on a different aspect however: it seems many user issues come down to the default settings (about half of the top 10 on the site, and both bugs mentioned by Denis). Changing them has been tried and doesn't seem to work. Could some sort of settings profiles/themes help instead?
I'm thinking something like an option to select the settings profile in the workspace selection dialog - out of the box there could simply be two options: 'built-in Eclipse settings' and 'Eclipse community settings' (which could be the most starred settings profile available on the marketplace or so).
This could not only fix issues that make people angry, but on the positive side also introduce them to many awesome Eclipse features they didn't know about, and increase the feeling of community influence on how Eclipse behaves.
On 12.07.2013, at 18:25, Doug Schaefer <dschaefer@xxxxxxx> wrote:
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