eclipse perspectives

Having great enjoyment with the split tab groups I'v come to a
realization of one concrete reason why the eclipse perspectives provide
value. In each of my tab groups I was doing some complex refactorings. I
had really good reason for having some files in one group vs the other.
Then I had to do some quick debugging to check out a problem. I'm
cruising up and down the stack trace and in no time I have ton files
open in my tab group. Now I'm done debugging and I have to clean up the
mess. With eclipse perspectives I would have had a sandbox in which to
do the debugging. That debug sandbox/perspective would have left my
editing environment just the way I wanted it.

Maybe when tab groups are more powerful features like closing only
non-pinned files in a group, or unlimited number of groups, or named
groups will provide a similar isolation.

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In my humble opinion, "Perspectives" are one of the most annoying features of eclipse. I absolutely drives me nuts how it changes everything around and if I want to do "X" i need to go to perspecive "Y", etc.

NOW rather than rant I will switch to constructive mode. ...

How about a feature that allows you to take a snapshot of the files that are currently open (perhaps even include the whole interface setting), it takes a snapshot, you go crazy openning up files etc. Then you right-click on the tabs and choose "Close all but Snapshot" (or something like that). All files but the ones that were open when you last right-clicked| "Take Snapshot" close! Viola.

Is this compatible with what you wanted without going the "Perspectives" route?

The other option is to all named "Default Layouts" that not only position the windows etc. but also keeps track of which files were open when the layout was created....

I think the snapshot per project idea is better though.

Just my 2 euro cents.

Justin

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Workspaces plugin!
That allows you to define a set of files (e.g. all currently
opened) and remember that. Then you can "close all except XYZ workspace"
or "open QRS workspace files" and many more.

The only problem is that Chris Bartley doesn't have time to maintain it.
Once the plugin development is possible again, this should be easily
rebuilt for 944 and perhaps even added some more features.

r.


Justin Hopper wrote:

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In my humble opinion, "Perspectives" are one of the most annoying features of eclipse. I absolutely drives me nuts how it changes everything around and if I want to do "X" i need to go to perspecive "Y", etc.

NOW rather than rant I will switch to constructive mode. ...

How about a feature that allows you to take a snapshot of the files that are currently open (perhaps even include the whole interface setting), it takes a snapshot, you go crazy openning up files etc. Then you right-click on the tabs and choose "Close all but Snapshot" (or something like that). All files but the ones that were open when you last right-clicked| "Take Snapshot" close! Viola.

Is this compatible with what you wanted without going the "Perspectives" route?

The other option is to all named "Default Layouts" that not only position the windows etc. but also keeps track of which files were open when the layout was created....

I think the snapshot per project idea is better though.

Just my 2 euro cents.

Justin


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Justin Hopper wrote:

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For what? I was not asking for perpsepctives. Just mentioning a value. A
value that I would to see in idea via the use tab groups.

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Sorry Barry. I saw eclipse perspectives and kind of lost it at that point. Should have read your reply more thoroughly. I think the close all but unpinned would be a good "poor-mans solution" to the problem.

No hard feelings.

Justin

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Justin Hopper wrote:

Sorry Barry. I saw eclipse perspectives and kind of lost it at that point. Should have read your reply more thoroughly. I think the close all but unpinned would be a good "poor-mans solution" to the problem.

No hard feelings.


None of course Justin.

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