Bug 1286794 - [rfe] split up eclipse.ini file
Summary: [rfe] split up eclipse.ini file
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse
Version: 23
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Alexander Kurtakov
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-11-30 18:20 UTC by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2016-11-24 16:47 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2016-11-24 16:47:58 UTC

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Description Christian Stadelmann 2015-11-30 18:20:54 UTC
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?

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Comment 1 Alexander Kurtakov 2015-11-30 18:27:21 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Mat Booth 2015-11-30 19:43:56 UTC
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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