DVT PSS IDE User Guide
Rev. 21.1.40, 21 September 2021
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Eclipse Platform supports setting the default preferences for every new workspace. This option is useful in many situations:
The easiest way to customize the default settings is to set them in clean workspace and save them using the Show Changed Preferences Dialog in the distribution's dvt.ini file.
The required steps to do this are:
Now every new workspace will have those preferences.
To open the Show Changed Preferences Dialog go to Window > Show Changed Preferences
The dialog allows the user to inspect the modified preferences and save them in a file.
To add new settings to the default settings provided with the distribution and to make them available by default for everyone who starts in a new workspace, the settings saved in the Show Changed Preferences Dialog should be added in the dvt_eclipse/misc/dvt.ini file.
The dvt.ini file already contains some settings as distribution default. The user's settings should be appended to this file.
Some of the default settings already present in the dvt.ini file are:
After creating a preferences file the user can replace the distribution's dvt.ini file to make them widely deployed or he or she can start DVT with a different file for default settings using the dvt.sh script:
dvt.sh [any other argument] -eclipse_args -pluginCustomization <path_to_settings_file>