Absolute paths in .kdev4/ dir

Valentin Pavlyuchenko thevalik at gmail.com
Sun Jul 11 19:53:53 UTC 2010

Well, I already have a code that rewrites paths to relative ones in place.
Maybe lets start from this. I'll create a merge request ASAP.

Best regards,
Valentin Pavlyuchenko

2010/7/11 Andreas Pakulat <apaku at gmx.de>:
> On 11.07.10 15:02:17, Valentin Pavlyuchenko wrote:
>> I want to fix absolute CMake paths in .kdev4/<projname>.kdev4
>> It now causes problems when moving project to the different path.
>> The idea is to use relative paths. I think it's better to store
>> relative paths in the new variables near to old absolute paths for
>> compatibility of new projects with older KDevelop4 versions (4.0).
>> Automatic old project file conversion on open is also required.
> IMHO backward compat is not necessary, i.e. projects opened or created
> once with kdev 4.1 don't need to be openable with kdev 4.0 (yes thats a
> bit of a pita for us developers, but currently the paths are all in
> $project/.kdev4 only which is generated config that can be easily
> re-created). So if kdev 4.1 converts (upon opening) all paths to
> relative ones and writes the same variables back out to the file, thats
> fine. Duplicating the variables will just create a mess in the code and
> creates ambiguities when both variables exist and the kdevelop version
> could handle both.
> Another alternative would be to let kdev 4.1 read the
> $project/.kdev4/$project.kdev4 file, but always write out to a
> $project/.kdev4/$project.kdev41 file.
> Andreas
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