Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Do You Hate It When Resources Are Out Of Sync?

Do messages like this annoy you?

Do you wish Eclipse would just fix the problem, refresh the file, and let you edit it?

If the answers to these questions are "YES" then I invite you to comment/vote on a bunch of Bugzilla entries that we are discussing these issues on.

Bug 14867 - Don't force me to refresh all the time
Bug 303517 - Update IResource sync state in a timely manner when discovered out of sync
Bug 337446 - Text search should handle out-of-sync resources


Aleksandr Kravets said...

your links point to url

Chris Recoskie said...

Fixed... sorry about that.

Aleksandr Kravets said...

Thanks for the article btw, a lot of users find this confusing and especially users who are not familiar with Eclipse and expect things to just work.

Hendrik said...

You can enable auto-refresh in Eclipse:
Window -> Preferences -> General -> Workspace -> Refresh automatically

Chris Recoskie said...

Automatic refresh unfortunately has really poor performance on a lot of platforms, and especially so if the files in your workspace reside on a remote machine (via EFS).