Re: eclipse startup problem
From: Roland (roland_at_phony.biz)
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2005 09:57:58 +0100
On 2-3-2005 4:42, Joseph M. Newcomer wrote:
> I just started using Eclipse. Very quickly I hit a problem. I started what I thought was a
> new project, but it ended up in a workspace that I thought I was no longer using. So I
> selected the old (toy test) project in the workspace browser and deleted it. I got a
> question about whether I wanted to delete the entire project or just delete it from the
> workspace, so I selected the option to delete from the workspace only. I then got a splash
> screen and Eclipse hung. I have logged out and back in, and Eclipse still can't proceed
> beyond the splash screen, where it hangs.
> If this is not the right group to post this question, please point me at the right one. I
> searched for any newsgroup with 'eclipse' in it and had no luck.
> Joseph M. Newcomer [MVP]
> email: email@example.com
> Web: http://www.flounder.com
> MVP Tips: http://www.flounder.com/mvp_tips.htm
Eclipse has its own news server: news.eclipse.org (with various
newsgroups including eclipse.newcomer ;-)
You need an account to be able to access it. This can be acquired at
<http://www.eclipse.org/newsgroups/index.html>, link "Request Password".
You could try and start Eclipse with the -data option. This allows you
to specify the location of the workspace, rather than using the default
location, which is in the Eclipse installation directory (for 3.0.1).
Assuming that you are using Windows, start Eclipse like
eclipse.exe -data "C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\eclipse-ws"
If the directory eclipse-ws does not exist, Eclipse will create it.
-- Regards, Roland de Ruiter ___ ___ /__/ w_/ /__/ / \ /_/ / \