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

We can definitely do better as mentioned in several comments already. Just wanted to mention — though not very user-friendly — there is a mechanism that allows to set most preferences (those that appear in the preference dialog) per install(s):

eclipse[c].exe  -pluginCustomization <path to plugin_customization.ini file>

where the file contains the preferences [1]. See e.g. for an example on how to set the encoding and the line separator per install.



From:        Henrik <hrr@xxxxxxxxx>
To:        Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:        15.07.2013 18:45
Subject:        [cross-project-issues-dev] Preferences (topic was touched in "Eclipse smells kind of dead" thread)
Sent by:        cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx

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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