KDevelop4 project file

Matt Rogers mattr at kde.org
Thu Jul 20 12:43:20 UTC 2006

On Thursday 20 July 2006 04:42, Andras Mantia wrote:
> On Thursday 20 July 2006 12:10, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> >  As I read in the commits, the project files are now in INI format.
> > Is the structure of them described somewhere? I cannot find any
> > discussion relating to this change, so it kind'a caught me at
> > surprise and now I really wonder what is the good way to put my stuff
> > in the project file. Until now it was easy, I put everything under
> > the "project" node, and extending the "items" nodes with our own
> > attributes was easy. How should I go on now? Of course, I could use
> > my own XML file and insert a line in the kdev4 project file pointing
> > to this XML file, but that is far from being ideal.
> As I look in the code it seems that now the project file cannot be
> accessed at all, only via KDevFileManager, to manipulate folders/files.
> No extra information can be stored in the project file?
> Maybe I miss something, but this is a step back compared to KDevelop3
> architecture.
> Andras

Sometimes you must take a step back (or at least make it look like you're 
taking a step back) to take steps forward. Things will be more clearly 
defined soon, since the feature is not done yet.

Also, it would help if you could be on IRC more, since this is where the 
majority of the discussion takes place. The other thing to do is to also 
provide peer review after commits are made so that your issues are addressed 
then, similar to what you've done here, but with out all the accusations that 
we're taking steps back, this sucks and doesn't work for you, etc. The best 
times are during the evening hours in the -5 UTC (-6 GMT) time zone.

As the maintainer, I'm concerned with moving the project forward, so that's 
what I'm doing. 

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