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Re: [eclipse-dev] Please help me stop the context menu abuse

We currently don't have a good story for adding/removing natures (and 
additional stuff like builders and builder-specific configuration files, 
.classpath, ...).
Please see and vote for .

If we urge others to move their actions into the Project menu, then we 
should also move the 'PDE Tools > Convert Projects to Plug-in Projects...' 


"Max Rydahl Andersen" <max.andersen@xxxxxxxxxx> 
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2008-05-09 09:57
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"General Dali EJB ORM developer discussion." <dali-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>, 
"General development mailing list of the Eclipse project." 
[eclipse-dev] Please help me stop the context menu abuse


I just opened and against 
WebTools and Dali.

It is about them adding "project enablement" menu items to the context 
menu. This should be banned by law! :)

I know it is late in the game, but I honestly believe it is important we 
try and stop the "random adding" to the context menu.

In JBoss Tools we have done these things by instead putting them under 
Properties but I realize that just moves the issue to the profileration of 
project properties.

So I actually did not have a better suggestion until today where I 
realized that Eclipse has this nice "Project" menu which fits perfectly 
for these kind of operations and we actually already have "Convert to a 
dynamic web project..." in there.

I suggest that we push for getting such "project enablement" items moved 
to that menu instead and maybe even create a "Enable >" sub menu under it.

WDYT ? If this is the wrong list to push this then please let me know 
where else to push to get this into Eclipse 3.4 and not wait another 
year... ;)

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