my main job as Java consultant I work each day many hours
with Eclipse on large enterprise projects. As Eclipse plugin developer
I spent also much time to create different additions to Eclipse IDE.
I can say I'm experienced Eclipse user and Java developer. Therefore
I have decided to dedicate this page to the MRU
bug - the ugliest program feature I have seen
in my life (ok, don't remind me of M$ Word).
What is MRU
version 3.0 Eclipse UI has a new editor tab positioning policy, called
MRU. Unlike in all other program in the universe, someone at IBM has
decided that in Eclipse editor tabs should be automatically reordered,
if there isn't enough space on the editor tabs area.
The problem is
that the implemented tab reodrering strategy absolutely ignores
custom changes on the tab order. This strategy does not maintain
the most natural tab order (the order in which the tabs are initially
opened). As a result, one does not have any hope of finding particular
editor tab after even five minutes working on a big project.
Help Eclipse UI Team to figure out
what the majority
of the Eclipse community feels - write you opinion on the bug
against this bug, ask all you collegues to add their comments to the
Kind regards, Andrei.
the MRU bug
Take a look to the Extended VS
Presentation plugin for Eclipse - this plugin does not use any weird algorithms to place the