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Re: [Subclipse-users] Project decorated with yellow asterisk

From: sebb <sebbaz_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 2008 11:58:28 +0100

On 30/06/2008, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Ewout N Boter <ewout.boter_at_abbott.com> wrote:
>
> > Thank you for your VERY quick response!
> >
> > I have accidently sent my question twice, one time from an abbott.com
> > address, one time from a home.nl address. Are you the moderator of the
> > mailing list? If so, could you please delete the mail sent from the home.nl
> > address?
>
> Sure, Please reply to mailing list on all replies though.
>
> > About omitting the files starting with a dot: am I completely making this up
> > myself, or do you also remember having seen advices to omit those files? If
> > so, do you remember the arguments that were raised, and can you tell me why
> > you do commit all files?
>
> The main reason people do not commit them is when they are working on
> a project where everyone does not use Eclipse and they do not want IDE
> files in the repository. I have heard people think that these files
> contain stuff that only applies to the developer's machine, but if
> that is the case you just do not know how to use Eclipse properly. It
> is very easy to setup these files so that they work on every computer.
> Committing them just makes life easier for new users.

I beg to differ here.

The project files contain the <name> of the project, which may well
differ between users.
I've already run across this problem.

Also, there are some <nature> entries that may differ between users,
e.g. CheckClipse and FindBugs may not be wanted by all.

> Eclipse projects now also often have a .settings folder so that it
> easy to store project settings, such as code formatting rules, with
> the project.
>
>
>
> --
> Thanks
>
> Mark Phippard
> http://markphip.blogspot.com/
>
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