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icon8.gif  eclipse workspace [message #901324] Fri, 10 August 2012 15:49 Go to next message
Benjamin Vison is currently offline Benjamin Vison
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Registered: August 2012
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Hi, i am trying to share my workspace between my laptop and my desktop, specifically i am trying to share my Android apps code with both computers so that when i open up eclipse on my laptop i have the files updated...that's easy to understand, now i am trying to use Dropbox to accomplish this, however whenever i try to access the workspace on the dropbox folder i get an error that "file doesn't exists" , I've even tried copying manually any project between computers with USB stick and the same thing happens, I've been reading that people use Team to share projects, followed a couple of steps and didn't worked either i get a lot of error or weird behavior(for example classes not being loaded like android.R, and if I include it then I get an error saying that the layout does not exists .. just a couple of example of all the kinds of errors that I'm getting when I try to copy one project to another computer) when i try to access any application..

so sorry for the long paragraph, but i wanted to know, after trying all of the above, if there's a CLEAN way to share workspace between computers and still have the ability to compile android apps without having to modify properties or build paths.

Thanks in advance!

Benjamin.
Re: eclipse workspace [message #901328 is a reply to message #901324] Fri, 10 August 2012 16:11 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 8/10/2012 1:49 PM, Benjamin Vison wrote:
> Hi, i am trying to share my workspace between my laptop and my desktop,
> specifically i am trying to share my Android apps code with both
> computers so that when i open up eclipse on my laptop i have the files
> updated...that's easy to understand, now i am trying to use Dropbox to
> accomplish this, however whenever i try to access the workspace on the
> dropbox folder i get an error that "file doesn't exists" , I've even
> tried copying manually any project between computers with USB stick and
> the same thing happens, I've been reading that people use Team to share
> projects, followed a couple of steps and didn't worked either i get a
> lot of error or weird behavior(for example classes not being loaded like
> android.R, and if I include it then I get an error saying that the
> layout does not exists .. just a couple of example of all the kinds of
> errors that I'm getting when I try to copy one project to another
> computer) when i try to access any application..
> so sorry for the long paragraph, but i wanted to know, after trying all
> of the above, if there's a CLEAN way to share workspace between
> computers and still have the ability to compile android apps without
> having to modify properties or build paths.
>
> Thanks in advance!
>
> Benjamin.

No, Eclipse workspaces are not portable between computers.

This is a frequent subject in this forum. You should stumble upon
everything that's been said about it by Googling for it.

In the meantime, consider entrusting your project (projects are sharable
across computers) and code to a competent version-control system like
Subversion or Git which will solve this problem gracefully. Whether you
can jury-rig some compromise between your exact two computers or not,
you might choose a more canonical solution for the long run.

Hope this helps.
Re: eclipse workspace [message #901334 is a reply to message #901328] Fri, 10 August 2012 16:52 Go to previous message
Benjamin Vison is currently offline Benjamin Vison
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Registered: August 2012
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Thanks for the quick reply, i managed to make it simple at least from my point of view, since eclipse its just about 200+- MB it would be easy to just install it in Dropbox or in an USB drive and also setting up the workspace with relative paths "../workspace" for example, that way you can use your usb drive to work pretty much anywhere, in my case anywhere with an android sdk installed.

The way i'm doing it though is with Dropbox since it's faster than with an USB drive and also don't need to carry anything with me.

Hope it helps if someone got in the same hole i did Smile and again thanks for your quick response , i was about to jump on GIT if that last idea didnt worked hehe Smile

Thanks.

Benjamin
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