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Aaron Robinson is currently offline Aaron Robinson
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moved to web project forum - can't see a way to delete this original post

[Updated on: Sat, 04 August 2012 00:27]

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Re: Web Project from non WAR structure file system [message #900100 is a reply to message #900097] Sat, 04 August 2012 00:40 Go to previous message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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On 08/03/2012 06:01 PM, Aaron Robinson wrote:
> I've inherited a few web apps that have set in stone SVN structures and
> the current devs are using an old Intellij version. Difficult to upgrade
> without cost and therefore sign off pain.
> So I want to create dynamic web projects in Eclispe so that I can hot
> deploy to Tomact. The issue I face is telling the project to take
> different files from different places.
>
> The Java is easy - I just removed the existing src folder and added a
> new one pointing to the Java folder on the file system.
>
> Most of the web app content follows the J2EE web app deployment
> structure but some doesn't so I need a way of telling the project where
> to get each file set (JSP, JS) and config files (web.xml, struts.xml)
> and where to put them.
>
> I can import but this brings the files in my project space - I don't
> want this - I want to update the files in the location they were checked
> out to. I can import virtually but this means that I can't then add
> files or remove them.
>
> I was hoping to keep the project workspace completely independent of the
> checked out code, so .project, .classpath, class files etc don't end up
> in SVN. I know I can just point a new project at the SVN check out dir
> and that there are options to send the Java classes outside of the
> workspace but this doesn't help me with the other Eclipse files and I
> think I would lose the benefits of the dynamic web project woudln't I if
> things aren't ni the folders the project expects.
>
> The objective is to leverage the dynamic web project functionality but
> keep Eclipse and the codebase completely independent.
>
> Is this possible?
You should ask in the Web Tools forum. Dynamic Web projects are part of
the Web Tools not JDT.
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