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From Pepijn Noltes <pepijnnol...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Remove Eclipse (project) files from repository
Date Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:53:22 GMT
On Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 10:32 PM, Pepijn Noltes <pepijnnoltes@gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 9, 2012 at 11:21 AM, Alexander Broekhuis
> <a.broekhuis@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > As mentioned before, the current Eclipse project files are rather
> > installation specific. They assume information about include paths etc.
> > It is impossible to supply a project file which can be used by other
> > installations/os'es.
> > So I intend to remove the Eclipse specific files from the repository.
> > Setting up your own Eclipse project is fairly straight forward, and the
> > website can contain some info on this.
> >
> > A possible simple method to create an Eclipse project is CMake since
> > it supports Eclipse project file generation [1]. But there are some
> quirks:
> > * It requires the build and source project to be located next to each
> > other. Not as a child (which is now the case). This has no impact on the
> > project but...
> > * CMake generates a project for the build directory, with a link to the
> > sources.
> > * This breaks Team Support in Eclipse, so in the build project, no
> > repository information is available.
> > * To solve this, a second project is created in the source directory.
> This
> > project doesn't add the Git Team Provider to it (I use git-svn), I am not
> > sure about SVN.
> > * Since there are now 2 Source location (1 project, 1 link in the build
> > project), all files are shown twice when using "Open Resource".
> >
> > What does work is the path setup, all include paths are correct and
> working
> > for the specific system on which the Eclipse project files are generated.
> >
> > Does anyone have an objection to removing the Eclipse files from the
> repo?
> > Imo they do more harm than any good, especially regarding a release we
> want
> > to make.
>
> Agree, remove the Eclipse files.
>
> > Also, should we promote the CMake Eclipse project generation? Or
> document a
> > manual method for creating the projects?
>
>
I tried the CMake Eclipse project generation and, although not perfect,  I
think the CMake Eclipse project generation is the simplest method to get up
and running if people want to contribute. So IMO we should promote the use
of CMake Eclipse project generation.


>
> >
> > [1]: http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/Eclipse_CDT4_Generator
> >
>
>
> Greetings,
> Pepijn
>

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