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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Preferences (topic was touched in "Eclipse smells kind of dead" thread)

Internally the preferences are already organized in “scopes” that are:

-          Project

-          Workspace

-          Configuration

-          (There is no such thing as “system”)


However the user does not have a say as in the scope in which a value should be stored. This is mostly because creating a UI for this is hard (we explored some things back in the 3.0 days when we introduced the scope mechanism).


From: cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Henrik
Sent: July-15-13 12:45 PM
To: Cross project issues
Subject: [cross-project-issues-dev] Preferences (topic was touched in "Eclipse smells kind of dead" thread)


Hi all,

I know that preferences can be imported/exported.
Yet I find it a bit cumbersome to care about that every time I create a new workspace.

Wouldn't it make sense to have preferences arranged in several layers similar to git: system/user/workspace?

Also I could imagine to offer a web page with collections of preference settings.
They could be ordered in categories (maybe aligned to the packaged Eclipse installations).
And we could offer a possibility for users to cast their vote to be able to rank the settings.


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