|Re: How to export/import several projects at once [message #213482 is a reply to message #213174]
||Fri, 19 March 2004 13:44
Originally posted by: linnet.nospam.users.sourceforge.net|
I have made a plugin for this exact purpose. It can be installed from
the update site located at http://eclipse-tools.sourceforge.net/updates.
The name of the plugin is Project Transfer. If you don't want to use
the update manager you can just grab the jar file (at
and install its contents manually.
There is currently absolutely no documentation whatsoever... Basically,
this is how it works:
- The plugin depends on the existence of .project and .classpath files
where the project should be created.
- Select Import... e.g. from the package explorer and choose "Existing
- Browse (or type) the root from where you want to search for existing
projects to import.
- Select "Next". You will now be presented with a list of the projects
found. Select the ones you want to import and press "Finish". Now, the
projects are (hopefully) imported.
Be aware the the error handling is very primitive. You may be presented
with an ugly dialog showing misc. errors. However, I haven't had
problems using it so far for my own purposes (such as making initial
I am working on an "official" release at the moment, so stay tuned...
If you need assistance, feel free to contact me directly.
Oliver Plohmann wrote:
> I have an application that consists of several projects. Now I need to
> exchange the application with other people. Exporting all projects and
> importing them into a virgin eclipse system requires that all projects are
> first created manually (otherwise the import tool displays the error message
> "cannot import into a workspace with no open projects") and are then
> imported from the file system. This is a manual and tedious process which I
> want to get around. What I do at the moment to avoid this is to distribute
> the entire workspace and .config directory which is a brute force approach
> and not really satisfactory.
> Does anybody have an idea, has had this as well? I found a thread in the
> archive about Envy config maps for eclipse. Apparently, this discussion did
> not result in such a feature for eclipse.
> Thanx for any ideas,
> Oliver Plohmann
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