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Re: [cross-project-issues-dev] Eclipse Installer makes first hand experience on Linux worse

On 4 July 2016 at 16:02, Ed Merks <ed.merks@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In any case, it would definitely be best if the launched IDE didn't inherit
> the installer's choice.  I'm not sure the current mechanism/issue that makes
> it inherit the choice.

The inheriting happens because --launcher.GTK_version tells launcher
(aka eclipse-inst) to set SWT_GTK3 [1] environment variable
appropriately. That environment value is read by SWT java code [2] to
determine which GTK to use. But because it is an environment variable,
children processes inherit that value, so when oomph launches
installed eclipse, the child Eclipse inherits the SWT_GTK3 variable



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