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Re: Storing IDE-specific files in the SVN repository

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-03-21 01:34:38 CET

On 3/20/07, Karl Fogel <kfogel@red-bean.com> wrote:
> "Mark Phippard" <markphip@gmail.com> writes:
> > They are very small XML files, and there are only a few of them. They
> just
> > have Eclipse settings, so for example I could check it out and the
> JavaHL
> > bindings would already be configured as the location for Java code and
> the
> > JUnit JAR file would be in the path for building.
> >
> > Eclipse also has C/C++ support. I would do some initial setup for this
> so
> > people could try it, but it would probably need some tweaking to let you
> build
> > and debug in Eclipse. Again, just some XML and other plain text
> files. Right
> > now, it is 3 XML files total. All small. Once we configured rules for
> code
> > formatting etc. There would be a .settings folder added under this same
> > location and it would have a few more XML files.
> Hmm, is there some reason why contrib/ or tools/ wouldn't work?
> I don't care about precedent :-). Eclipse is widely used, the files
> are small, let's just make things easy for everyone.

The problem is that for these files to "work" they pretty much have to live
in the root of what the user will checkout. That is the only place Eclipse
is going to look for them and since they are needed to configure the project
properly you need them right from the beginning.

Mark Phippard
Received on Wed Mar 21 01:34:52 2007

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