Moving to a newer Eclipse Version

Every year a new major Release of the Eclipse IDE is available. To benefit from updates and bugfixes the second service release usually becomes available @GSI every year. For FESA developers moving from an older to a newer Eclipse version it is recommended to use a new workspace. The reason behind is that it cannot be guaranteed that a more recent Eclipse can still handle an existing workspace.

Migration of an existing Workspace

The following steps are recommended when moving existing projects to a new workspace:
  • Synchronize the sources with the SVN repository, i.e. commit the changes from your workspace to the SVN repository
  • Open the new Eclipse version and select a new workspace with another name. Eclipse will automatically create the new directory if it does not exist yet.
  • Import existing projects from the old workspace using File > Import...
  • On the following dialog window select the old workspace (Browse...)
    • the list of the projects will be displayed
    • select the desired projects
    • check "Copy projects into workspace" to copy the whole project from the old into the new workspace
  • The selected project(s) will be included in the new workspace and will be visible in Eclipse's Project Explorer
Topic revision: r1 - 08 Apr 2016, SolveighMatthies
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