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From sebb <>
Subject Re: Openmeetings - A Shepherd's View
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:22:23 GMT
On 14 September 2012 13:57, Alexei Fedotov <> wrote:
> The most useful file containing the project classpath is only formatted
> automatically, it cannot be generated without project-specific knowledge.
> There is no techical problem to drop these files, yet developers who
> download our source release loose a useful code navigation tool without
> these files.

Unfortunately, Eclipse .classpath and .project files are *not*
portable; the contents can depend on the individual Eclipse setup.
In particular, unless all developers use the same default JDK as
required by the project, the classpath files will vary.
Also, the .project file will vary if some developers have added
certain plugins, e.g. FindBugs or Maven.

Having the files in SVN in the location where Eclipse expects to find
them will cause problems for some developers, as they will need to
modify the files locally in order to build. They cannot commit the
files without causing problems for others, and so their workspace will
always contain modifications.

If you do wish to release IDE build files, I suggest you release them
as separate files, e.g. under



The files can be named


as files without names can cause problems.

>  14.09.2012 16:46 пользователь "Jim Jagielski" <> написал:
>> On Sep 14, 2012, at 5:02 AM, Mohammad Nour El-Din <>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > But can we add ASL headers to files which are defined and considered
>> > to be, even structure wise (please correct me if I am wrong), under
>> > the license of Eclipse ?
>> >
>> If they are build artifacts (like stuff created by autoconf
>> for example), then there's no need to add AL headers (AL, not ASL).
>> AL headers are for actual work products (like source code, etc)...
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