Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1286794
[rfe] split up eclipse.ini file
Last modified: 2016-11-24 11:47:58 EST
Description of problem:
I have changed some parameters in eclipse.ini file, including:
--launcher.GTK_version set to 2, because Gtk3 is very slow
--launcher.XXMaxPermSize to 512M
-Xmx4096m for performance
Every single time eclipse is getting an update I have to manually edit the configuration because version numbers in "-startup" and "--launcher.library" change. These are configuration options a user usually won't change.
On a semantic level I think those contents belong in two different files in different folders. The user-editable config belongs in /etc, e.g. in a file called /etc/eclipse.ini. The version-specific launcher.library and startup options belong somewhere below /usr, probably /usr/share/eclipse.
Is that possible?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Short answer - no, it will require significant effort upstream for not that much benefit as GTK 2 option and MaxPermSize are probably to be gone really soonish.
FWIW, perm gen was removed in Java 8 so "MaxPermSize" is ignored, this setting should have no effect on Fedora 23.
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