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

From: Hendrik Maryns <qwizv9b02_at_sneakemail.com>
Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2008 15:13:21 +0200

Mark Phippard schreef:
> 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.

I’m curious: how? I do not think it is that easy. For example, I have
one project with JNI. It is configured quite differently for Windows
and for Linux. The .cproject file contains the toolchain. I don’t see
how you’d go and keep that file system independent.

> 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.

It only makes that folder if the project has project-specific settings.
  I however have made my formatting preferences in the workspace
preferences. Maybe I should put my .metadata in version control then?

Or would it suffice to check the ‘Enable project specific settings’ box
in the project properties, but not changing anything?


Hendrik Maryns
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Received on 2008-07-01 15:15:14 CEST

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