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Re: [platform-ui-dev] Re: first phase of ResourceNavigator end of life is done


I fully agree with Johan. I have exactly the same use case, and I often do Navigate > Show In > Navigator from the Package Explorer to see the "Resource" view and context of the selected item.

Markus


From: Johan Compagner <jcompagner@xxxxxxxx>
To: platform-ui-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 2009-03-10 10:31
Subject: [platform-ui-dev] Re: first phase of ResourceNavigator end of life        is        done






> applications out there that use it (or at least used to). My suggestion for
> an orderly death would be:
>
> - Deprecate all APIs immediately but leave everything in place.
> - Make sure none of the SDK perspectives contain the Navigator in their
> default layout.
> - Advertise that it is deprecated and encourage people to move to CNF
> - Immediately after the 3.5 release, split the navigator view and APIs out
> of org.eclipse.ui.ide into a separate plug-in.
> - At some point remove this plug-in from the platform feature (perhaps in
> 3.6, or else in 4.0). org.eclipse.ui.ide version would need to bump to 4.0
> at this point.
>
> This way the view is still available for people who still need it for
> whatever reason. And, with the slightly higher bar of having it in a
> separate bundle outside the platform, there will be strong incentive for
> people to move to the Project Explorer.
>
> Note there are likely bits and pieces of API outside the navigator API
> package that will also need deprecating. IPageLayout.ID_RES_NAV comes to
> mind, for example.
>
> Next step: orderly death of the package explorer  :)
>
>    

hmm now i have a Navigator and a Package explorer side by side in almost
all my perspectives

Will this mean that when you kill both that i have to use a single view
(because you cant have multiply copies of the project explorer in 1
perspective)
to do the same thing?

For example Package explorer does filter quite a lot of files that i
sometimes just have to go to. Or i dont want that packages type of
viewing for a certain file
Now i just take 1 of the 2.

So to have this behavior in 1 View, the project explorer, we should
really have a very very quick way of switching
between packages view and just resource view in side that Project
explorer and then not what i have to do now, through menu's and dialogs
and checkboxes and ok buttons...

johan


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