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A little utility for Mac OS X that adds a Open Workspace menu entry which when activated opens the selected workspace in a new Eclipse instance. In addition Eclipse instance icons get a badge with the workspace name. This can be set in Preferences > General > Workspace. If unspecified the last segment of the workspace path will be used.
Note that OS X 10.6 or newer is required as this feature relies on the open command's ability to pass on arguments. Eclipse IDE 3.7+ and Java 1.7 or better is also required.
Issues are reported in GitHub and comments go to @torkildr.
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Submitted by Matteo Rulli on Tue, 2019-07-16 04:43
Hello! I installed the plugin in the 2019-06 eclipse and neither the "Open Workspace" menu nor the workspace badges appear. Everything worked with the previous eclipse version. Am I the only one experiencing issues with 2019-06? Is there any workaround? Thanks!
Submitted by Utsav Kansara on Wed, 2019-02-20 14:12
I was using this plugin on eclipse Luna and it was working perfectly. I recently upgraded to eclipse Photon and installed plugin again. Now, everytine I restart eclipse, badge gets cleared. After I go to eclipse->preferences->workspace : and change workspace name to different value, it comes back. Any idea ?
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Fri, 2019-03-29 15:37
Yes, this is a problem caused by Oomph interfering with the badge. Just make sure you set a name for the workspace other than than the last segment of the path to the workspace and you should be good. See https://github.com/turesheim/eclipse-launcher/issues/5281
Submitted by Roberto Posenato on Wed, 2019-02-13 06:27
Using Eclipse EE 4.10, it is not possible to find the plugin in MarketPlace using the internal client whatever the query string.
Browsing in the MarketPlace using the internal navigator, it is possible to find the plugin but the Install button does not work.
I installed the plugin adding the source site as source in the 'Install new software' menù.
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Thu, 2019-02-14 10:00
Thanks for the heads-up, the issue has been adressed now.
Submitted by Amit M on Wed, 2019-02-13 01:42
I love this plugin. Recently tried installing via install button but didnt work. Searched specifically using name, but couldnt find in marketplace
Finally installed using update site. But having it in marketplace helps.
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Thu, 2019-02-14 09:50
Thanks for the praise! It appears there is something wrong with the search handling in the MPC client. I've filed a bug report https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=544445
Submitted by Stefan Pachner on Wed, 2018-10-17 14:55
many thanks. I was missing this little feature for quite a while. Now, it is back again. Great!
Submitted by Kieran Mc Gowan on Fri, 2018-04-27 16:23
Great little plugin.. was really frustrating on Mac for a while there launhing open -n eclipse.app from the cmd line.
Submitted by Amit M on Fri, 2018-04-20 05:16
Latest Eclipse Oxygen3a, java 8, High Sierra - Working with no issues.
Submitted by Venu Madhav on Tue, 2018-03-20 13:59
Not working on Eclipse Oxygen 2 - 4.7.2 with java 8 on Mac Siera 10.12.6. The plugin installs, but could not see the "open workspace" option in the list of File menu.
Submitted by Serkan Erdur on Fri, 2017-11-03 07:41
Badge is not working on mac os 10.13.1 + Eclipse 4.7.1a
Submitted by Juan Jordaan on Thu, 2016-03-24 05:53
Little gem for mac users.
Submitted by Karl Eilebrecht on Tue, 2016-03-15 13:26
This plugin really helps when working with multiple workspaces.
If you face the badge-problem, you can set the workspace name explicitly:
General > Workspace > Workspace name
Submitted by Bernd Engist on Mon, 2016-03-14 08:34
The tool is really useful on OS X. Unfortunately since I updated to Eclipse Mars .2 the badge icon disappears some seconds after eclipse launch. Any chance to get this fixed?
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Mon, 2016-03-14 09:31
Yes, please follow up at https://github.com/turesheim/eclipse-launcher/issues/5279
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Tue, 2016-03-15 11:25
The problem here is that Eclipse Oomph changes the badge label to whatever is set in the workspace name preference. If not set, Oomph will clear the badge label while this utility will use the last segment of the workspace path. I'll work with the Oomph team to remedy this.
Submitted by FoxyBOA Mising name on Mon, 2015-09-28 03:33
Must have for all OS X users
Submitted by Stephan Muehlstrasser on Thu, 2015-06-25 02:46
Just upgraded to Eclipse Mars, and the first thing I added is the indispensable OS X Eclipse Launcher plugin. Thanks for this useful little plugin!
Submitted by Chris Liotta on Thu, 2014-12-11 14:36
This plugin has stopped working after upgrading to OSX Yosemite. Anyone else having this issue?
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Sat, 2014-12-13 11:46
This issue is tracked at https://github.com/turesheim/eclipse-utilities/issues/5259
Submitted by Torkild Resheim on Wed, 2014-12-17 16:12
In the new 2.0 version some code was introduced that required Java 1.7 instead of 1.6 as before. Make sure Java 1.7 or newer is used for Eclipse if you're also using this plugin. If you're on Luna you should also be on at least 1.7 since most bundles require this.
Submitted by Mario Toffia on Fri, 2014-09-19 03:24
Upgraded to luna and this wonderful plugin still works as a charm!! :) - Thanks for a great plugin!
Submitted by Ingrid Nunes on Thu, 2014-04-24 20:06
I just migrated to a mac, and not being able to open multiple eclipse instances was a problem to me. This plugin is very useful, solves this problem perfectly. Just what I needed!
Submitted by Robert Youngman on Fri, 2013-11-22 13:49
Will be telling everyone on my team about this plugin
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