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cross platform confusion [message #900654] Wed, 08 August 2012 01:32 Go to next message
Jason Clark is currently offline Jason Clark
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Registered: August 2012
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I will admit to being new to eclipse, and so far I am very impressed with eclipse and the whole concept of IDE is amazing. My background is/was in Cobol, System 370 Assembler and RPG - things have changed for the better!

So I'm running eclipse on a PC and my data is on a thumb drive. On the PC the thumb drive maps as drive u: and my project works. When I go home, I put the thumb drive in my Mac and my eclipse projects don't work because it can't find u:\eclipse\foo.jar and u:\eclipse\foo.java

If I manually point it at the right files it works. But that doesn't really count as "ease of use".

The problem isn't just Mac vs PC, sometimes my thumb drive maps to a letter other than U:, then I end up with the same problem.

How can I get eclipse to look beyond the OS?

Thank you all for any help or suggestions you can give me.
Re: cross platform confusion [message #900792 is a reply to message #900654] Wed, 08 August 2012 13:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 8/7/2012 7:32 PM, Jason Clark wrote:
> I will admit to being new to eclipse, and so far I am very impressed
> with eclipse and the whole concept of IDE is amazing. My background
> is/was in Cobol, System 370 Assembler and RPG - things have changed for
> the better!
>
> So I'm running eclipse on a PC and my data is on a thumb drive. On the
> PC the thumb drive maps as drive u: and my project works. When I go
> home, I put the thumb drive in my Mac and my eclipse projects don't work
> because it can't find u:\eclipse\foo.jar and u:\eclipse\foo.java
>
> If I manually point it at the right files it works. But that doesn't
> really count as "ease of use".
>
> The problem isn't just Mac vs PC, sometimes my thumb drive maps to a
> letter other than U:, then I end up with the same problem.
>
> How can I get eclipse to look beyond the OS?
>
> Thank you all for any help or suggestions you can give me.

Many of us use a version-control system to share code across
geographies. There might be a solution to your problem, but I thought
I'd make the suggestion.
Re: cross platform confusion [message #900799 is a reply to message #900792] Wed, 08 August 2012 14:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Jason Clark is currently offline Jason Clark
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Registered: August 2012
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Russell Bateman wrote on Wed, 08 August 2012 09:39

Many of us use a version-control system to share code across
geographies. There might be a solution to your problem, but I thought
I'd make the suggestion.


Is this part of eclipse? I can't install any software on the PC at work...

If this is a separate program, can you recommend one?
Re: cross platform confusion [message #900812 is a reply to message #900799] Wed, 08 August 2012 15:00 Go to previous message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 8/8/2012 8:08 AM, Jason Clark wrote:
> Russell Bateman wrote on Wed, 08 August 2012 09:39
>> Many of us use a version-control system to share code across
>> geographies. There might be a solution to your problem, but I thought
>> I'd make the suggestion.
>
>
> Is this part of eclipse? I can't install any software on the PC at work...
>
> If this is a separate program, can you recommend one?

There are many to choose from including CVS (which is becoming
obsolete), Subversion, Git, Mercurial, etc. each with varying levels of
support from within Eclipse.

I personally use Git from my Linux command line. I host it either myself
(at work), from GitHub (also at work) or Atlassian Bitbucket (for free,
at home). I also use Subversion at home (I'm moving to Git, however).

Here are some articles on these. Your special wiggle is the use of
Macintosh; I can't help too much there, but I know you can use any of
these from there. Being up on Mac stuff isn't relevant to me, so I don't
cover it. My articles typically cover Linux and Windows use specifically.

http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/subclipse.html
http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/tortoisesvn.html
http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/subversion.html
http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/git.html
http://www.javahotchocolate.com/tutorials/git-lifecycle.html

Eclipse maintains a forum for Subversive, an alternative to Subclipse
(ironically) which I prefer though I've used the other too. There is
also an Eclipse Git (called "egit") forum; I prefer the Linux command
line probably because (like you, Mr. COBOL/RPG) I'm a very ancient guy
(ALGOL, Modula-2, Ada, Pascal and that was before 20+ years in C/assembly).

Hope this helps. Don't hesitate to contact me directly if you'd like to
take this off-line.
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