Areas and Working Sets: why?

Vladimir Prus ghost at cs.msu.su
Fri Dec 18 13:12:11 UTC 2009


On Friday 18 December 2009 16:08:37 Andreas Pakulat wrote:

> On 18.12.09 11:52:08, dyle wrote:
> > But the KDevelop offers many more great stuff so I want to use it.
> > 
> > Summary: please can anyone point me to an URL holding an explanation, 
> > - why this Areas are good?
> 
> Because they allow you to group views, especially toolviews depending on
> what you want to do. For example I don't want or need a "Variables"
> toolview while I'm coding. Area's give a nice way of switching between
> different things I want to do inside the IDE and storing the UI layout I've
> used when I last debugged/coded.
> 
> > - why Working Sets are good?
> 
> Note: I don't use them.
> 
> Presumly they allow you to easily switch between different sets of files.
> So for example you work on feature X and along the way notice bug Y. Now
> you first want to fix bug Y before going on with the feature, so you close
> your workingset (which has all files necessary to work on feature X) and
> start a new one by opening a file that you need to fix bug Y.
> 
> In current svn I didn't see any problems with simply not using them, i.e.
> always working in the same workingset (except when switching areas).

Can we make them optional, though?

- Volodya




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