What do you mean under "disappear"?
Is it not available in list of Perspectives to open through "Window->Open Perspective->Other..."?
Is it broken in some way after restart?
Is it not opened as default after restart?
Are you using nightly/development/stable update site?
Please check Error Log View if there are exceptions.
Do you change your worpace after reinstalation of tools?
Thank you for your replies!
Dissapear means the perspectives are still available under window-open pespective-other but there are no icons and the view is a standard view, wich means, e.g. the palette in web development perspective is not there.
There are several error messages in error log view:
java.vendor=Sun Microsystems Inc.
BootLoader constants: OS=win32, ARCH=x86, WS=win32, NL=de_DE
Framework arguments: -product org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
Command-line arguments: -os win32 -ws win32 -arch x86 -product org.eclipse.epp.package.jee.product
Thu May 20 16:04:06 CEST 2010
Unable to find element factory: org.jboss.tools.common.core.resources.XModelObjectEditorInputFactory
Thu May 20 16:04:06 CEST 2010
Unable to create editor ID org.jboss.tools.common.model.ui.editor.EditorPartWrapper: Cannot instantiate input element factory org.jboss.tools.common.core.resources.XModelObjectEditorInputFactory for editor id=org.jboss.tools.common.model.ui.editor.EditorPartWrapper name=web.xml
Thu May 20 16:33:18 CEST 2010
Perspective JBoss AS has beed made into a local copy
and many more...
This happens also after a clean install (deleting .metadata & .eclipse folders)
Martin, please clean up the log, re-start your Eclipse, try to open the perspective and attach the full eclipse log here.
Hmmm... this is weired... After cleaning the .log file and restarting eclipse several times thera are no entries in it. Also a eclipse.exe -consoloLog stays clean...
Is the perspective still broken?
Yes, it is.
Martin, try Window->Reset Perspective
Should help unless there are real problems with plug-ins activation.
What kind of update do you do,
betwen stable, development or nightly versions?
Window->Reset Perspective has no effect.
I use the stable release.
It seems to me like it's no eclipse problem because this behavior happens also after a clean install of JBoss tools...
The funky.log.zip shows no errors directly connected to JBoss Tools, but it shows errors in Eclipse JDT and net.rim.ejde.A.I.L.A (which I assume is Blackberry Rim plugins).
Any chance you installed other plugins than just JBoss Tools that might cause some problems in combination ?
btw. I would really like to "see" what is going on here - anyone of you that could use Jing or similar to create a screencast of what goes on ?
And as Denis asked, what kind of update is it you are doing ? Mixing stable, dev and nightly updatesites are not recommended.
personally, I wasn't installing a new plugin. I upgraded from ganymede to helios and tried to open one of my old projects.
When I googled the error message I found this thread. I was hoping other people had run into this error before and there was some simple fix.