We would like to set the master default preferences setting for the CASCM Harvest R12 SP3 Workbench and Elclipse Plug-in. Our objective is to be able to change the default master settings so that default preferences are uniformly established for each and every user and each and every workspace created.
With SCM Workbench, we do not provide a way to change the "default" values (what you would get if you clicked the "Restore Defaults" button on the Preferences dialog), but there is a way to change the "initial" values for those preferences.
The SCM Workbench stores preferences settings in the following folder:
The names of the preference files include:
com.ca.harvest.workbench.prefs com.ca.scm.peerreview.prefs org.eclipse.birt.report.designer.ui.prefs org.eclipse.compare.prefs org.eclipse.core.resources.prefs org.eclipse.core.runtime.prefs org.eclipse.help.base.prefs org.eclipse.team.core.prefs org.eclipse.team.ui.prefs org.eclipse.ui.editors.prefs org.eclipse.ui.prefs org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs
Only the settings that override the defaults will be stored here. So for example, if you make no changes to the preferences for the Peer Review feature you will not see a "com.ca.scm.peerreview.prefs" file in this folder.
So to create a set of initial values for the Workbench preferences and deploy that when you install Workbench on a new client machine, what you can do is:
When the user on that machine starts up Workbench, the initial values for the preferences will reflect your selections from step 1. From there, Workbench will allow the user to make changes to any of the preferences, or to click the "Restore Defaults" button and get the generic default values. If your install script also deployed a copy of the preferences zip file, restoring your selections for the initial values would be a matter of unzipping that file again to re-deploy the "*.prefs" files.