trouble with project file loading

Matt Rogers mattr at
Sat Aug 19 05:46:53 UTC 2006

On Friday 18 August 2006 15:13, Jens Herden wrote:
> On Saturday 19 August 2006 02:30, Matt Rogers wrote:
> > On Friday 18 August 2006 12:39, Jens Herden wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > KDevelop is using the default value for the "Project Management" entry
> > > in the project file every time a local project file under .kdev4
> > > exists. I saw this because we are using a Quanta project manager and it
> > > gets only loaded when there is not file under .kdev4!
> > > I think KDevelop will do this for all entries that are in the project
> > > file but not in the local one under .kdev4 when you use
> > > KDevConfig::standard().
> > >
> > > Is this supposed to be a bug in kdelibs or is it how it should work?
> > >
> > > Jens
> >
> > I'm not sure what you mean by this. Are you saying that there is a local
> > project file in your hidden .kdev4 directory and that's messing up the
> > project loading?
> Yes, that is what I mean.
> I have this line in a *.kdev4 file:
> Project Management=KDevQuantaProject
> This is supposed to load our Quanta specific implementation of KDevProject.
> This is working fine when I do not have a file in the .kdev4 folder. But
> once I have opened the project I will get this file in .kdev4 but there is
> no line with "Project Managment" inside. Next time I open the same project
> the framework will not take the Quanta project but the default one. So I
> suspect that the access to this configuration entry does not take in
> account the global project file but just returns the default value when it
> can not find the value in the local project file.
> I addmit that I did not really debug this, so if you say this is wrong I
> will look into it deeper.
> > Does your project manager (i assume you mean file manager here) have a
> > desktop file with the appropriate entries in it? It needs to have all the
> > various KDevelop entries that are defined in kdevfilemanager.desktop and
> > also X-KDE-PluginName as well.
> Everything is fine the first time so it is not an issue with the *.dektop
> file I guess.
> Jens

ok, so i took a look at this. IMHO, you don't need to reimplement the view for 
the project manager part like you're doing in quantaprojectmanager.{h,cpp} 
but that's not the main problem. The file manager, which appears to in 
quantafilemanager.{h,cpp}, will need to be its own plugin. You will need to 
split the two. Also, be sure that an X-KDE-PluginInfo-Name key is in all 
the .desktop files for file managers since that's how they're looked up in 
kdevelop's project manager part by default. Whatever value you put in 
the .desktop file for the file manager is what will need to go on the 
'Project Management' line. See kdevelop.kdev4 in trunk/KDE/kdevelop for the 

If you really want to replace the project manager, it may not be possible at 
this point in time.

hope this helps, or at least provides a bit of answers

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