JAX London 2014: A retrospective
Eclipse 3.6

Manage the Files in your Helios Workspace

Jessica Thornsby

Serge Beauchamp blogs about how Helios can stop unwanted files from causing build errors.

“Suppose you are working in a project in Eclipse, but after updating from your source control server, new files were populated in your workspace that cause some build errors,” writes Serge Beauchamp – according to him, Helios has the answer.

Beauchamp has blogged about new features in Eclipse 3.6 that allow the user to configure which files populate a project hierarchy. One such feature, is Resource Filter, which gives the user the option of including or excluding files based on a set of configurable and extensible filters. This should prevent unwanted files from appearing in the workspace, where they can be seen by JDT and subsequently generate build errors.

With Eclipse 3.6, the developer should be able to filter files based on a range of criteria, including workspace path, last modified and file name. And there should be more supported criteria on the horizon: 3rd party plugins can contribute new criteria through an extension point.

Please see Beauchamp’s blog for more information.

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