This page describes some ideas we have for the Workspace components in Eclipse 4.0.
Disclaimer: What follows is not to be considered a commitment to address any of the mentioned issues in 4.0. It is only meant as a place to discuss the possibilities.
Eclipse File System
Push down some functionality to the EFS level
local history search compare editor associations 120602 session and persistent property caches deltas/change notification repository providers transactions
Support access to multiple workspaces simultaneously
Support remote workspaces
Decouple the concept of the workspace w.r.t the application from the concept used by the Resources plug-in
Flexible Project Organization
(see bug 35973)
sharing of settings above the project level but below the workspace level (or through project associations as indocated in bug 202263.
repository root above the project level but below the workspace level
separate namespaces within a single workspace to support development on multiple project versions, for example
isolate sets of projects within a single workspace (although multiple workspace support is similar) so that builds and searches and be localized to a single set (or, it is easier to identify what set a particular java clas is found in, for instance)
configure location of project meta-data either at the workspace level or at some level above the project
Ensure Maven2 is well supported
Support scenario where two source folders within a single project can have a one way dependency (comment 54 of bug 35973)
repository root at the link level