Restoring Domino Designer…Including Working Sets
Since 8.5.0 I’ve been searching for everything that needs to be done to restore Domino Designer. Some time ago I blogged about exporting and importing Domino Designer preferences but I had always struggled to work out which files / folders were required for Working Sets.
Today I decided to do a clean install and finally managed to track down all the relevant folders to have working sets installed in a few seconds. All are in the <Data>\workspace folder
- workspace stores all the relevant folders for servers and applications you’ve accessed
- workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.ui.workbench has settings for various dialogs, plus the critical file workingsets.xml. This looks like it has the configuration for the working sets themselves and points to paths of relevant files. I copied the whole folder.
- workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.resources has the projects referenced in the workingsets.xml. The whole folder is required. The .location files in each project point to the location using a URI relative to JNSF, which I suspect is the workspace folder
- workspace\.metadata\.plugins\com.ibm.designer.domino.ide.resources has a file that maps the projects to the actual servers
Copy those into a clean install, and you have “working” working sets in a few seconds.
I then chose to manually install all the additional plugins, but those appear to be in workspace\.config\org.eclipse.update. To get the list of locations I had previously used in Domino Designer, I just copied a backup of bookmark.xml into that folder.