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Copying projects - how to? [message #930520] Tue, 02 October 2012 11:48 Go to next message
Peter King is currently offline Peter King
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Registered: September 2012
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I'm having great difficulties in creating copies of projects so that I can work on them without disturbing working implementations. I have a large RCP applicaiton, which seems to be very tempremental. I can take a copy of the whole filespace of the workspace, put it in a new place in the filesystem, and then start eclipse pointing to that new workspace and different things go wrong from the problem I took the copy to solve.

I realise this may be because projects may have explicit filenames built in, but similar things happen if I use export and import wizards - what is the approved way to copy a set of related projects?

Re: Copying projects - how to? [message #930672 is a reply to message #930520] Tue, 02 October 2012 14:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Wegener is currently offline David Wegener
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Registered: July 2009
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On 10/02/2012 06:48 AM, Peter King wrote:
> I'm having great difficulties in creating copies of projects so that I
> can work on them without disturbing working implementations. I have a
> large RCP applicaiton, which seems to be very tempremental. I can take
> a copy of the whole filespace of the workspace, put it in a new place in
> the filesystem, and then start eclipse pointing to that new workspace
> and different things go wrong from the problem I took the copy to solve.
> I realise this may be because projects may have explicit filenames built
> in, but similar things happen if I use export and import wizards - what
> is the approved way to copy a set of related projects?
>
>
You shouldn't copy workspaces. They aren't meant to be copied/shared.
You should be able to copy projects. Projects are self contained unless
you have created resource links to hard coded locations.

I would suggest you use a source code management system to keep your
projects in. That would allow you to manage the working implementations
and create additional branches easily. Git has become popular lately
and you can create a git repository on your local PC without having to
setup a server or create users.
Re: Copying projects - how to? [message #931734 is a reply to message #930672] Wed, 03 October 2012 13:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
David Rees is currently offline David Rees
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FYI, You can import projects from other workspaces pretty easily. You can use "File > Import > General > Existing Project into Workspace" then point it at your old workspace, then select all the projects you want to import. Since you want copies be sure to check "Copy projects into workspace".
Re: Copying projects - how to? [message #931735 is a reply to message #931734] Wed, 03 October 2012 13:28 Go to previous message
David Rees is currently offline David Rees
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Here is a link to Import existing projects in the help - http://help.eclipse.org/juno/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.platform.doc.user%2Ftasks%2Ftasks-importproject.htm
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