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

How many of you guys are using workspace mechanic [1]?
From my experience it goes a long way in the desired direction.
Given that workspace mechanic is looking for a new maintainer,
maybe "we" want to adopt it in some way?



On 07/15/2013 07:22 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
It may be hard, but it's is one huge item that we've all run into with our users. It's probably worth the price.

From: Pascal Rapicault <pascal.rapicault@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pascal.rapicault@xxxxxxxxxxxx>>
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Date: Monday, 15 July, 2013 6:55 PM
To: Cross project issues <cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:cross-project-issues-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>>
Subject: 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:




-(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).

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[mailto:cross-project-issues-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Henrik
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*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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