KDevelop4 API questions

mwoehlke mwoehlke at tibco.com
Fri Aug 18 00:32:23 UTC 2006

Matt Rogers wrote:
> On Thursday 17 August 2006 10:07, mwoehlke wrote:
>> Matt Rogers wrote:
>>> On Thursday 17 August 2006 02:29, Jens Herden wrote:
>>>>>>> are they actually used anywhere? If not, then we can remove them and
>>>>>>> if we need them later, then add them then.
>>>>>> Please don't.  I know I need to document them, but they do have a
>>>>>> purpose...
>>>>>> projectDirectory == the dir where the current project file is located.
>>>>>> projectsDirectory == the dir where the user holds all of his project
>>>>>> folders ... perhaps this can be renamed to better illustrate what it
>>>>>> is.
>>>>>> Both of them are useful though, please don't remove.
>>>>> But not all project folders are in the same place, so I still don't see
>>>>> the point of either of these functions since projectDirectory is
>>>>> duplicated from KDevProject and well, right now, projectsDirectory
>>>>> doesn't make sense to me.
>>>> Oh that is new for me. I thought that project files and folders must
>>>> have a common base folder? But the project file can be at an arbitrary
>>>> location where also the hidden .kde4 folder is created. Am I wrong here?
>>> Yes, project files and folders must reside under a particular folder.
>>> However, the project file can no longer be stored at an arbitrary
>>> location. We might change that, dunno yet, a lot of this stuff is still
>>> in flux.
>> Ok, I'll admit I don't understand entirely what's going on here, but by
>> "project file", are we talking about what in 3.x is 'foobar.kdevelop'?
>> (Private explanations welcome if you don't want to clutter the list.)
> yes, that is correct.

Ok, so I am confused... KDevelop 4 is or is not going to force all 
projects to be in the same directory? Because that would be A Bad 
Thing... :-) I seem to have noticed contradictory statements in this 
very thread, although this one was "we haven't made up our minds", and 
the other was a comfortable "no, we won't do this".

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