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From "Sean Ahn (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (BUILDR-84) IDE Meta Generation Should Not Require Sources
Date Thu, 02 Oct 2008 23:13:45 GMT


Sean Ahn commented on BUILDR-84:

I have a project that does not have src/main/java folder. Instead, it has src/test/java and
unit tests written in java under that subdirectory. The eclipse task does not generate project
meta for this project. I'm not sure if it's related to this issue.

> IDE Meta Generation Should Not Require Sources
> ----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BUILDR-84
>                 URL:
>             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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