How can I move my dev environment to another PC?
March 16, 2011 9:07 PM Subscribe
What's the best way to do a complete clone/copy/export/duplicate/mirror/whatever of an Eclipse-based development environment and move it to another PC?
posted by nmaster64 to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
The dev environment at my day job is mainly Eclipse
. I'm looking to bring a copy of that workspace over to my home desktop.
But the original setup was less than trivial, and the projects have gotten bigger and more complicated since then. Searching around the 'net I find people suggesting you can just copy the workspace over, maybe doing an import at worst. But I find the copypasta method to usually end up either broken or insufficient. The source files themselves are trivial, they can be pulled from SVN. It's all the project settings, eclipse settings, debug/run configurations, plugins, plugin settings, etc, etc...all that mess which can be trickier to get going.
So, does anyone know of a good trick or process for picking up a complicated eclipse setup and getting it going with all the exact same settings/plugins/etc on a new computer? Is it just a matter of finding a dozen different import/export buttons?