I have separate Eclipse packages installed and don’t want them to use the default .eclipse setting folder in Home.
Suppose following layout
#unpacked Eclipse archive /opt/eclipseCdt #chosen configuration folder ~/config/eclipseCdt #chosen workspace folder ~/workspaceCdt
Then a call/script/menuitem of the following type (single line) will use those:
/opt/eclipseCdt/eclipse -vmargs -Dosgi.instance.area.default=~/workspaceCdt -Dosgi.configuration.area=~/config/eclipseCdt
- use of any folders
- clean updates by deleting old eclipse-folder and unpacking new version
- no more fiddling and remembering to put entries in eclipse.ini