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Re: [jdt-dev] All breakpoints suddenly stopped working



This is a feature of Trigger points. Trigger points are a type of breakpoints. When enabled all other break points are disabled till this particular breakpoint is hit. For example


I set UrlUtil [line:129] as trigger point. This makes all other breakpoints disabled till I hit trigger point. Once the trigger point is hit other breakpoints gets enabled. This feature has been introduced in Eclipse Oxygen





From: R Steiger <rsteiger@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 29 December 2020 15:36
To: Eclipse JDT general developers list. <jdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] [jdt-dev] All breakpoints suddenly stopped working


I’ve been using an eclipse-committer-2020-9 instance for many months.  A couple days ago, all breakpointing functionality stopped working.  In reviewing the configured breakpoints’ properties, I noticed that all breakpoints in the Breakpoint View now sport an icon that’s unfamiliar to me:

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I seems clear that the diagonal slash-mark indicates “disablement”.  Having scoured the last 6 release notes, I’ve been unable to quickly locate when the associated feature was introduced or any explanations.  I looked through the JDT online help, and reviewed the list of standard JDT icons, gaining zero additional insight.  Hence, I’m turning to the group to hopefully answer


  • How/where is this disablement flag controlled from the JDT UI?
  • What’s it’s purpose/intent?
  • How come it isn’t reflected on Breakpoint Properties?


Updating to eclipse-committer-2020-12 and importing the same workspace perfectly replicated the issue (as expected).  I have yet to find a way to remove it, so am hoping to get answers to the above, else I’ll need to spawn a fresh workspace and reimport ~ 100 projects.





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