Multi-Module Project Structure and local history

I have a question about the project structure and its capabilities in Intellij 9 (Maia 94.539).   I have a multi-module project consisting of several Flex modules.  I keep some ANT build files in the project root (at the same level as the folders that hold the Flex modules).  It appears that the files at the project's root level do not seem to get monitored for the local history feature.  Every time I pull up the context menu on one of these files, the "Show History.." option is disabled.  The files in the Flex modules do have a local history. I'm also wondering why I cannot directly create a folder in the project root that sits alongside the Flex modules. I wanted to put all my build files in a folder that sits at the same level as the Flex modules, but when I create a new folder in the project pane, it tries to create it in the first Flex module in the list.

Do I just not understand how a multi-module project is setup?  Shouldn't files and folders be allowed in the project folder alongside the project's module folder?  And shouldn't those items be monitored for local history?

Thanks

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Hello Bill,

You can create a separate module which has the project root directory as
a content root. We do display the files under the project root directory,
but they are still considered out-of-project files, and many operations are
unavailable for them.

I have a question about the project structure and its capabilities in
Intellij 9 (Maia 94.539).   I have a multi-module project consisting
of several Flex modules.  I keep some ANT build files in the project
root (at the same level as the folders that hold the Flex modules).
It appears that the files at the project's root level do not seem to
get monitored for the local history feature.  Every time I pull up the
context menu on one of these files, the "Show History.." option is
disabled.  The files in the Flex modules do have a local history. I'm
also wondering why I cannot directly create a folder in the project
root that sits alongside the Flex modules. I wanted to put all my
build files in a folder that sits at the same level as the Flex
modules, but when I create a new folder in the project pane, it tries
to create it in the first Flex module in the list.

Do I just not understand how a multi-module project is setup?
Shouldn't files and folders be allowed in the project folder alongside
the project's module folder?  And shouldn't those items be monitored
for local history?


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