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icon9.gif  Simple way to save the list of files opened in editor? [message #1001427] Wed, 16 January 2013 12:15 Go to next message
Blaine Fredrickson is currently offline Blaine Fredrickson
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Registered: January 2013
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It happens every day. I need to do a fix or mod on our software.

I have about 10 different "features" that I work with. Each has between 3 - 10 files that typically need to be worked on or referenced. Some of them are .java, some .js, and some .htm . What's worse, they're often scattered across multiple directories. Unfortunately, we have thousands of class files!!!

Is there any way that once I have all the files located and open for a given "feature", I could save that list under a given name. Then, when I need to work on this "feature" next time, I could just open that "feature", and all the files I've associated with that "feature" would automatically be opened?

I'm using Eclipse 4.2 currently. I've tried Working Sets, and that's a step in the right direction, but doesn't open the specific files I need. I still have to look through the directories and find the files associated with that "feature".

Any help on this would be appreciated by all the "coders" in our group!
Re: Simple way to save the list of files opened in editor? [message #1001520 is a reply to message #1001427] Wed, 16 January 2013 16:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
Messages: 3153
Registered: July 2009
Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 1/16/2013 2:21 PM, Blaine Fredrickson wrote:
> It happens every day. I need to do a fix or mod on our software.
>
> I have about 10 different "features" that I work with. Each has between
> 3 - 10 files that typically need to be worked on or referenced. Some of
> them are .java, some .js, and some .htm . What's worse, they're often
> scattered across multiple directories. Unfortunately, we have thousands
> of class files!!!
>
> Is there any way that once I have all the files located and open for a
> given "feature", I could save that list under a given name. Then, when
> I need to work on this "feature" next time, I could just open that
> "feature", and all the files I've associated with that "feature" would
> automatically be opened?
>
> I'm using Eclipse 4.2 currently. I've tried Working Sets, and that's a
> step in the right direction, but doesn't open the specific files I
> need. I still have to look through the directories and find the files
> associated with that "feature".
>
> Any help on this would be appreciated by all the "coders" in our group!

I think there are tools built atop Mylyn that do stuff like this. It's
not something you'll find among Eclipse technology proper, but added on.
For example, Perforce plug-ins do this because Perforce manages changes
via changelists.

Keep looking, but be open to outside sources as well.
Re: Simple way to save the list of files opened in editor? [message #1001618 is a reply to message #1001520] Wed, 16 January 2013 23:13 Go to previous message
Stephane Begaudeau is currently offline Stephane Begaudeau
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Registered: April 2010
Location: Nantes (France)
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Hi,

You should have a look at Mylyn Task and Mylyn Context. With Mylyn Task you can manage your task (bugzilla, jira, local task, etc...) and you can assign a context to those tasks. A context is composed of various part of different files that are related to the task. When you activate a task, all element of the context are opened in new editors. When you are deactivating a task, all the editors are closed.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t8PDrLDDWkA/UPd5-58Lu7I/AAAAAAAANCg/BNScttg79Eg/s586/Feature-Reference-3.0-Context-Tab.png

Regards,

Stephane Begaudeau, Obeo

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