In webclipse can you mark any node_modules, dist or any other generated folders as derived? This is what the maven plugins does for it's target directory.
Without this searches will search those folders, slowing it down and eventually crashing due to the large files in those folders.
At the moment I do this manually as soon as I find them.
Paul, as I mentioned, if the project is created with our tools (e.g. Import existing Angular project), then node_modules should already be marked as derived. If you're not actually creating or importing an Angular project with our tools then at least that one folder should be marked as derived. If it isn't, would it be possible for you to raise the issue on our forums so that we can better address it. Our support forums are here: https://www.genuitec.com/forums/
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Paul Austin commented
They are typically part of a maven Java project cloned from GitHub. So they don't have any eclipse specific project files in the checked in source code to make sure they are platform neutral. Often I put the angular project in an folder named angular somewhere in the project tree. Although it could be anything as sometimes I have multiple angular projects.
Thanks for raising this suggestion, Paul. I've created an enhancement request to see what we can do. As far as the node_modules folder is concerned, we do mark this as derived if our tools are used to create or import the Angular project, though dist is not marked as derived during a build. Are you creating the project in some other way? Are there folders, other than node_modules and dist, that are causing particular problems with searches? We'll be checking for other suitable folders also.