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[cross-project-issues-dev] NEW: Declarative customization of default DialogSettings in your product

Hi all,

I'd like to bring your attention on this awesome addition to Eclipse Platform (upcoming 4.8.M4), provided by Andrey Loskutov: http://git.eclipse.org/c/platform/eclipse.platform.ui.git/commit/?id=6856ddf4c185c360636e6d617d75fdfa096ef291

The obvious benefit is that in your Eclipse product, where you can set some default preferences, you can now set the preference pointing to a folder, which contains default dialog settings for your product. The folder can be inside a bundle (more typically, it can be inside the bundle that defines the product and the default preferences), in which case the preference value would have an URL with platform:/plugin/... prefix.
The commit message and bugzilla discussion at https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=511580 tell it better than I do.

This opens a door to a lot of possible easier customization in the IDE. Default DialogSettings have never been configurable in a "declarative" way so far AFAIK, so this is really a new opportunity to allow you to even more customize your Eclipse products.

Cheers, and thanks Andrey for this valuable addition!
Mickael Istria
Eclipse IDE developer, at Red Hat Developers community
Elected Committer Representative at the Eclipse Foundation board of directors