On 09/23/2016 07:22 AM, Mickael Istria
Ok, now we discussed the usefulness of workspaces, let's discuss the
On 09/22/2016 11:12 PM, Gunnar
Frankly, I actually do not understand why removing
them is a solution. That's probably because I'm missing some
context about the problem. Have you more data to back up that
argument or are you guessing it based on your own personal
My comment is based on multiple posts and comments we can read
here and there from IDEs users finding points to criticize in
Eclipse IDE. The concept workspace is a frequent one - not because
it's bad but rather because people misunderstand or misuse it.
I'm not saying we should remove them, and actually I would rather
them to stay forever; but rather find way to drive people to other
(better) practices. In my daily work, except when using PDE
target-platforms for which switching takes ages, I do not see the
benefit of having multiple workspaces. What other limitations do
you have in mind? Does anyone know what drive users to use
multiple workspaces nowadays?
Eclipse IDE stops prompting workspace by default and automatically
uses a default one out-of-the-box. People who don't need to know
about workspace won't be confused too early, and those who use
multiple workspace could still use the "switch workspace" menu and
configure their preferences to ask by default.