PM86244: Selecting Window ? Preferences ? Maven results in a mavenized workspace

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Abstract:
    
    In a new workspace, selecting Window ?  Preferences ? Maven,
    results in a mavenized workspace of approximately 400 MB even if
    the 'Apply' or 'OK' button are not selected.
    
    Problem:
    
    You select Window ? Preferences ? Maven and you notice the
    workspace size on disk increases by approximately 395-400 MB.
    Most of the files are created in the
    ?workspace?\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.m2e.core folder.
    
    The default checked preference:
    [x] Download repository index updates on startup option, causes
    a workspace to be 'mavenized'.
    
    For more technical details see
    M2E Bug 404417 - 'Indexes are refreshed (increasing workspace
    size) by just selecting Windows ? Preferences ? Maven '
    https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=404417
    
    Local fix:
    
    1) To undo an accidently mavenized workspaces:
    - If you are not going to use Maven,  'uncheck' the Maven ? [ ]
    Download repository index updates on startup option.
    - If, somehow, the big files are there, you can remove the
    org.eclipse.m2e.core/nexus folder without any complications.
    
    2) Do not select the wizard option:
    
    File ? New ? Other ? Maven ? Maven Project
    
    or
    
    the workspace preference page: Window ? Preferences ? Maven
    
    or
    
    Window ? Show View ? Maven ? Maven Repositories
    

Local fix

Problem summary

  • In a new workspace, selecting Window >  Preferences > Maven,
    results in a mavenized workspace of approximately 400 MB even
    if the 'Apply' or 'OK' button are not selected.
    

Problem conclusion

  • The Maven > Download repository index updates on startup option
    is unchecked by default now. This is to prevent the increase of
    the size of the workspace.
    If you are going to use Maven in this workspace, you need to
    check the Maven > Download repository index updates on startup
    option, and either restart the product or update the index of
    the repositories manually, using the Maven Repositories view:
    1. Select Window > Show View > Other > Maven > Maven
    Repositories.
    2. Expand Global Repositories.
    3. Right click on central, and select Update Index
    The fix for this APAR is included in Rational Application
    Developer v8.5.5.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    PM86244

  • Reported component name

    RATL APP DEV WI

  • Reported component ID

    5724J1901

  • Reported release

    850

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2013-04-03

  • Closed date

    2013-10-15

  • Last modified date

    2013-10-15

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  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    RATL APP DEV WI

  • Fixed component ID

    5724J1901

Applicable component levels

  • R900 PSY

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More support for:

Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software

Software version:

8.5

Reference #:

PM86244

Modified date:

2013-10-15

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