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.
- Overview and reports;
- The code;
- What Gets Captured in gory detail;
- How is Usage Data Stored on Eclipse Foundation Servers;
- Filtered Usage Data is available for general consumption; and
- Raw data collected by the UDC (filtered to include data only collected from 'org.eclipse' bundles.
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".