New ProjectKey entry in IPR file?

Sometime in the last couple of EAP builds, I noticed an entry that looks like this being added to my IDEA project (ipr) file:


<component name="ProjectKey">
    <option name="state" value="project:///Path/to/my/local/project/MyProject.ipr" />
  </component>

I don't know if this was added because of the new EAP build, or if I did something to my project that caused the addition. Whatever the reason, I have some concerns because I am trying to share this project file with other team members, and those other team members will have a different absolute path to their project file.

Does anyone know what this entry is for and whether it will cause a problem when I share the project with other team members?

Thanks



4 comments

Hello Tim,

this key is being used by ideaServer plugin to differ one project from another and share settings for each project per each user.
Usually if some project is shared between team members it is in some vcs and project key is the same for different users because its key is just a vcs path to ipr file. For files not under vcs project key is the path to ipr file on file system.

How do you share ipr file between team?  

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We are sharing via version control. However, we are using TFS for our vcs, and due to ongoing buginess with IDEA's TFS support, we are doing that manually rather than through IDEA. In other words, IDEA is not configured to use vcs at all. If we have changes to the project files, we check them in directly outide of IDEA and then other developers grab the latest versions.

It seems strange that IDEA would require you to manage shared projects by using integrated vcs features. I think it's great that IDEA is doing these things, but shouldn't it also allow projects to be managed manually if necessary for some reason?

-Tim

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Hello Tim,

We are sharing via version control. However, we are using TFS for our
vcs, and due to ongoing buginess with IDEA's TFS support, we are doing
that manually rather than through IDEA.


Could you please provide more information about the bugs in our TFS integration?
I wasn't able to find any open issues from you in our JIRA on this topic.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I'll touch base with my team and see if they've filed JIRA reports for their problems. I do know that they've told me it is buggy and as a result we haven't been depending on it for our day-to-day development.

-Tim

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