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From "Michael Ondrejko (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (IVYDE-317) IvyDE classpath containers become empty on eclipse/MyEclipse startup
Date Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:09:03 GMT


Michael Ondrejko commented on IVYDE-317:

I am still seeing the same problem. Regardless the value of resolveInWorkspace, when I start
an exclipse workspace, I see that Ivy classpath containers have been emptied. Is there anything
special to do to see that these containers are not emptied?
> IvyDE classpath containers become empty on eclipse/MyEclipse  startup
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: IVYDE-317
>                 URL:
>             Project: IvyDE
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: classpath container
>    Affects Versions: 2.2.0.beta1
>            Reporter: Michael Ondrejko
>            Assignee: Nicolas Lalevée
>            Priority: Blocker
>             Fix For: trunk
> As J.C. mentioned, we have found that when we enable "Resolve in Workspace" for the IvyDE
classpath containers, we consistently see that containers become empty in our projects. When
this occurs, it may be as simple as performing an Ivy -> Refresh (or combination of Ivy->Refresh,
Ivy->Resolve, and file Refresh). However, it may also require removing and re-adding the
classpath container manually.
> While attempting to setup a test-case to demonstrate the problem, for some time, I was
not able to consistently reproduce any of the issues that I encountered. Some of the issues
that I did see along the way include
> •         when changing ivy.xml directly, upon save only one (of two in my case) classpatch
containers would be updated to reflect the changes
> •         when importing a project, sometimes one or more/all classpath containers
would not be created. A manual Ivy->refresh was required
> •         losing the export setting on one of the Ivy classpath containers
> •         random disappearing IvyDE classpath containers
> What I eventually found is that in our application project environment, we have Eclipse
set to refresh files on startup. When I set this in my test environment, I consistently see
the behavior described where IvyDE classpath containers disappear on eclipse startup. Note
that I have Ivy set to “Do Nothing” and “Refresh” and both have consistently resulted
in the issue.
> I have attached the sample projects from my investigation. Unfortunately, I was unable
to include the eclipse workspace itself due to file size limitations. I believe the only significant
change in the eclipse environment is to set Refresh on startup in General->Startup and
Shutdown. Let me know if you have any other questions.
> Thanks and I hope this helps you resolve the issue more quickly.
> ---
> We've found it gets worse with "Resolve in Workspace" active. Michael 
> is actively working on a test case that doesn't require us to send you 
> our entire codebase. :)
> ---
> It appears that when I shut down and restart Eclipse the Ivy Classpath Container loses
its contents. I could swear sometimes it doesn't, but almost always when I restart Eclipse,
it is empty until it does an automatic Resolve when I bring up Eclipse.
> What we'd like to see is that the Ivy Classpath Container actually persist its contents,
even between Eclipse restarts. So that when Eclipse comes up, no resolve is necessary. And
at times, I really don't want to do a resolve, because it will trigger download of stuff I
really am not ready for yet. I'd like to control when I resolve and get new stuff downloaded,
so right now the only choice I have is to either check the checkbox to Resolve on Launch,
or do a manual resolve. This usually also causes an entire rebuild of the projects, which
sucks, because that can take 10-40 minutes depending on how good the hardware is.
> So, is there a way to make the Classpath Container remember its contents, even between
Eclipse restarts, and never lose it until the project is either deleted from the workspace,
or another resolve is done?
> It is supposed to work. But like you I have noticed that sometimes it looses its content
too, which is boring me too. I have never took time to investigate though.

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