UDC

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Development on the Usage Data Collector (UDC) has been suspended. The UDC is no longer included any Eclipse packages. The UDC server no longer accepts uploads (though it does let the client installs believe that uploads have completed successfully so that any data cached locally will be properly cleaned up). Thank you for your interest in the UDC.


The Usage Data Collector (UDC) collects information about how individuals are using the Eclipse platform. This information is periodically uploaded to servers hosted by The Eclipse Foundation. The intent is to use this data to help committers and organizations better understand how developers are using Eclipse.

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Turn off the Usage Data Collection

While the Usage Data Collector is no longer supported, it is still running on older Eclipse installs. There is an option to turn off collection on the "Usage Data Collector" preferences page that should work. We have heard reports, however, that this setting is sometimes ignored (we've been unable to replicate this).

To completely disable the Usage Data Collector:

  • Navigate to the "General > Startup and Shutdown" preference page;
  • Untick the checkboxes next to the two "Usage Data Collector" entries; and
  • Click "Apply" or "Ok".