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

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 09:39:10 -0400

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.

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.

Mark Phippard
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Received on 2008-06-30 15:39:26 CEST

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