Please see https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=135374
This is a critical regression which
is blocking a number of IBM client code scenarios using annotations to
the extent that deployment descriptor objects are not recognized as being
annotated and are completely overwritten on project rebuilds. The
UI gets out of synch and the user is left very confused.
The problem is clients are not able
to reconcile annotated objects from the framework tracking mechanism. The
patchs are attached to the defect, the fix is safe, has been tested, and
is isolated from non-annotated code paths.
Software Engineer, IBM Rational
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