JDK-8196130: Eclipse configuration files need to be updated

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Thu Jan 25 14:01:28 UTC 2018

Nir Lisker wrote:
> Iv'e removed all the classpath dependencies that were causing errors. 
> I don't mind sorting out the rest of the files while at it, though for 
> that there are a few things I'm not sure about:
> 1. Some dependencies are marked as optional and as such they don't 
> cause errors, but they are still missing. Is it safe to remove them or 
> is it possible that they will be created as some point?

Some of them might be created...not sure without checking. I recommend 
running "gradle sdk" and then seeing if the dependencies are there.

> Examples are the 'base' module with "src/test/resources" 
> and "src/main/resources" optional dependencies, and 'controls' module 
> has the optional dependency "src/main/resources" commented out.

I see. You might as well leave them, but it probably doesn't matter.

> 2. Can I assume that all other dependencies are really needed? 
> (Eclipse won't complain about unused ones as far as I know.)

That seems best.

> 3. What are the formatting standards for XML (indentation, line 
> length...)? From a quick look I see different styles in different files.

For IDE files, we don't worry about formatting. In many cases they are 
auto-generated anyway.

-- Kevin

> - Nir

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