Code Snippets in KDevelop4

Robert Gruber R.Gruber at
Wed Aug 2 14:31:58 UTC 2006

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Datum: Tue, 1 Aug 2006 18:28:00 -0500
Von: Matt Rogers <mattr at>
An: kdevelop-devel at
Betreff: Re: Code Snippets in KDevelop4

> Why do we need repositories for code snippets? This needs more explaining
> in order for me to better understand it.

The idea behind the repositories is to have the ability to use snippets stored in different locations.
The default will be a repository in the .kde directory of the user's home.
Let's assume one uses KDevelop at work. The company might keep a snippet repository for all workers on one of their servers. 
To use it, the user can creates a samba-mount and add the directory to his list of repositories.

An other case that came into my mind is this. A library might ship snippets in form of a XML-file. 
The user might not want the snippets from the library to mess up his own repository. So he imports the lib's snippets into a new repository. 
That way it's also easy to upgrad to a newer version of the snippet XML-file. Just remove the content of directory and reimport the new file.

The whole thing will be very easy to configure. If the user does not configure anything at all he has his single global repository. 
But if he want to use more repositories he just has to add the paths to the repositories, and that's it.

Nevertheless if you think that's a stupid idea I'll have no problem with limiting the repositories to one global and one for each project.
There's no difference in the implementation if there is one or any number of repositories.

Regards, Robert


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