DVT e Language IDE User Guide
Rev. 19.1.20, 7 June 2019

32.1 Managed Settings

Not all settings are used in the same way. Some of the settings might be used only when the platform starts and others only when a specific operation is invoked.

The following list presents the type of settings, the file where they are stored by default and order of precedence:

  • Eclipse Launcher Configuration

    • file name: eclipse.ini

    • description: settings used by the Eclipse launcher (executable) to start the process, for example memory allocation thresholds

    • precedence:

      • dvt.sh arguments

      • user

      • common

      • $DVT_HOME/eclipse/eclipse.ini

    • handling: merged by precedence order; flags that have a key-value nature will be overwritten by the higher precedence value and all other flags will be accumulated

    • relevant settings:

      • memory allocation thresholds (-Xms, -Xmx, -Xss)

      • flags used by Eclipse

      • compiler exclude options

  • GTK RC File

    • file name: theme.gtkrc

    • description: settings used by GTK window manager under linux operating system to determine the window colors for buttons, text, etc.

    • precedence:

      • user

      • common

      • $HOME/.dvt.gtkrc

    • handling: replaced by precedence order; the file with higher precedence will be used

  • Workspace Preferences

    • file name: preferences.ini

    • description: any changes done through Window > Preferences dialog will be automatically reflected in the preferences.ini file at user level;

    • precedence:

      • user

      • common

    • handling: merged by precedence order; preferences will be overwritten by the higher precedence value

    • relevant settings:

      • key bindings

      • global code templates

      • editor customizations

      • task tags

  • DVT Generic Run Configurations

    • file name: *.launch

    • description: run configurations are used to run external programs and can be serialized in *.launch files

    • handling: accumulated from all opened projects (including user and common locations automatically linked in DVT-Settings project)

  • Verissimo Linter Configurations

    • file name: *.launch

    • description: linter configurations are used to set the linter configuration files (*_lint_ruleset.xml, *_lint_waivers.xml, *_lint_user_notes.xml, *_lint_manual_checks_status.xml) and can be serialized in *.launch files

    • handling: accumulated from all opened projects (including user and common locations automatically linked in DVT-Settings project)

  • Compile Waivers

    • file name: waivers.xml

    • description: used to change the severity (promote/demote) or disable the problems reported by DVT during compilation (see Compile Waivers)

    • precedence:

      • project

      • user

      • common

    • handling: accumulated from all levels in precedence order

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/waivers.xml

  • Content Filters

    • file name: content_filters.xml

    • description: used to eliminate the unnecessary clutter introduced by 3rd party libraries like UVM (automatically hiding their API, TODO reminders, problems, ...)

    • precedence:

      • project

      • user

      • common

    • handling: accumulated from all levels in precedence order

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/content_filters.xml

  • External Builders

    • file name: external_builders.xml

    • description: used to invoke any 3rd party script or tool and back-annotate its output (errors, warnings etc.) to the source code (see External Builders)

    • precedence: there can't be two configurations with the same name, if it happens there is no guarantee on the precedence order

    • handling: accumulated from all levels

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/external_builders.xml

  • Export HTML Documentation

    • file name: dvt_export_html.xml

    • description: settings used by the Export HTML Documentation Wizard (see Export HTML Documentation)

    • precedence:

      • project

      • user

      • common

    • handling: flags that have a key-value nature will be overwritten by the higher precedence value and all other flags will be accumulated

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/dvt_export_html.xml

  • Smart Log Styles

    • file name: log_styles.xml

    • description: Smart Log - Styles customization

    • precedence:

      • project

      • user

      • common

    • handling: accumulated from all levels in precedence order

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/log_styles.xml

  • Custom Pragmas

    • file name: custom_pragmas.xml

    • description: used to create Custom Pragmas

    • precedence:

      • project

      • user

      • common

    • handling: accumulated from all levels in precedence order

    • default location: <project>/.dvt/custom_pragmas.xml