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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.
Version 3.0.0 changes
If you have an older version installed you must uninstall it before installing this version. Go to Eclipse > About Eclipse > Installation Details, select "OS X Eclipse Launcher Utility" and click Uninstall.... Automatic update to 3.0.0 will not work.
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.
Unsuccessful Installs in the last 7 Days:4
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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 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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