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From "Daniel Spiewak (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (BUILDR-84) IDE Meta Generation Should Not Require Sources
Date Sat, 07 Jun 2008 01:10:44 GMT

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Daniel Spiewak commented on BUILDR-84:
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You should look for the source directories themselves.  Project Layouts define where each
language's source files should go.  Assuming the hierarchies are disjoint (as is the default)
it should be possible to just look for the relevant directory and assume that the corresponding
language will be required.  For example, if src/main/java/ is present (empty or otherwise),
it may be assumed in the default layout that the :javac compiler will be required; thus, Java
project metadata should be generated.

> IDE Meta Generation Should Not Require Sources
> ----------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: BUILDR-84
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/BUILDR-84
>             Project: Buildr
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: IDE
>    Affects Versions: 1.3.2
>         Environment: eclipse
>            Reporter: Daniel Spiewak
>
> The `eclipse` task (and I assume `idea` as well) requires at least one source file of
the relevant type to be found within a source directory.  For example, for project meta generation
to succeed, the src/main/java/ directory (and/or subdirectories) must contain at least one
.java file.  The same holds for scala.  If these source files are not specified, the task
silently fails and just doesn't generate any project meta.
> It seems to me that this would be a fairly common use-case: using Buildr to setup a project
prior to creating any sources and then doing the actual coding within an IDE.  I would propose
that the source autodetection be fixed to just assume that there will be source files within
the relevant source dirs if they exist.  At the very least, a warning should be printed regarding
the absence of sources and that this prevents IDE meta gen.

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