|Re: [ide-dev] Java IDEs comparison|
> Is it a bad idea because switching branches is bad or because the IDE doesn't support it well? It smells like we're touching another topic worth exploring in Eclipse IDE...
There are at least three issues with it:
1. EGit does not allow to switch branches on multiple repos at once
2. You usually also have to change the PDE target platform
3. It takes *much* longer to do this than just launching a workspace that already has the desired branch
From: Mickael Istria <mistria@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 23.09.2016 17:56
Subject: Re: [ide-dev] Java IDEs comparison
Sent by: ide-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
On 09/23/2016 05:25 PM, Doug Schaefer wrote:
Switching branches on large projects is also not a good idea
Is it a bad idea because switching branches is bad or because the IDE doesn't support it well? It smells like we're touching another topic worth exploring in Eclipse IDE...
Anyway, make sure your removing more haters than you’re creating.
How can we make sure of that?
And make sure you have some degree of consensus on the direction.
Can you please elaborate "some degree of consensus"? We could run a poll.
And if you do do it, make sure you set it in a preference so we can override it in our commercial products. Different communities have different levels of hate for this.
I don't fear hate ;) People hate whenever something change anyway, even if on the long run that's what they need.
There's already a preference: IDE.Preferences.SHOW_
WORKSPACE_SELECTION_DIALOG in the ConfigurationScope. I don't know whether this scope can be tweaked by plugin_customization.ini . Anyone?
Note that my suggestion isn't necessarily to change default in Platform (so it would cascade to RCPs), it can simply be to change the preference in relevant EPPs.
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