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From Nicolas Lalevée <nicolas.lale...@hibnet.org>
Subject Re: IvyDE & properties files
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 08:07:21 GMT

Le 14 oct. 2011 à 07:05, Mitch Gitman a écrit :

> I'm having some interesting experiences with IvyDE 2.1.0 while trying to
> apply properties files to the Ivy settings I want to use.
> First the merely annoying interesting experience. If I go to click the File
> System... button under "Property files:", the dialog box that shows up
> filters by *.xml file type. Obviously, at this point, it's not XML files
> that I'm looking for. I have to do a double-take every time I come across
> this and ask myself, "What happened to my properties file?"
> Next the more troubling interesting experience. Note that it says "Property
> files:" plural. If I click on File System: more than once, the newly added
> file path gets prepended to the existing path, with no separator, as if it
> was just one long, run-on filename. Suppose, though, that I do put in a
> platform-specific file path separator--say a semicolon. When I go to add
> "IvyDE Managed Dependencies" to a given project, the settings parsing will
> fail when it encounters this multi-file path, confusing it for a single
> file. The error message will be:
> "The property file ...;... was not found."
> I get the same failure if I use one or more workspace locations as opposed
> to file system paths, or mixing the two.
> So there's no way to apply multiple properties files to an Ivy settings used
> for IvyDE? Forgive me if I'm asking a question here that has already been
> explored on this list.

It is documented, but not easy to find I admit.
http://ant.apache.org/ivy/ivyde/history/latest-milestone/preferences.html#settings

This is a comma separated list.

This UI can definitively be improved. I have also faced myself the issue with the *.xml default
filtering which is indeed boring. I'll try to come up with a better UI.

Nicolas


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