The problem is that the ".metadata" folder that is in the workspace has machine specific information in it
For example ?
Any file location, particularly the locations of the registered JVMs.
Peter Johnson wrote:Actually, all of my projects are stored in Subversion. I only attempted to copy the entire workspace once, many, many years ago and found that it didn't work because of all the things already mentioned in this topic. But I do like to set up my workspaces with a given set of preferences, and export those preferences and import them into a new workspace, often on different machines. I usually either edit the exported file to remove the OS-specific file locations, or I clean up the missettings after importing it; but I wish Eclipse would offer a way to do that a little more automatically.
Besides, my original interest in this topic was in response to Christophe, who I assume did not know that there were OS/machine-specific settings in the .metadata.
Tim Holloway wrote:I wish that Eclipse had developed a discipline where the plugins could be enumerated for preferences for bulk export/import.
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