Import from competition

Hi there,

As it's often the case with commercial products, one way to attract new
users (and also keep old ones happy :) is to facilitate an easy migration
from and to competing products. Now that we have modules support, one would
think that being able to map Eclipse projects to IDEA's format should be a
fairly easy task.

Are there any plans to offer this kind of import functionality? I found
myself forced to do this kind of mapping manually (everything is
standardized on WSAD here, only two IDEA users), but apart from that I think
a sales pitch would be a much easier task if one would be able to import an
Eclipse project and go, as opposed to wasting so much time
creating/replicating a project. At least when trying to show Eclipse users
what they're missing. :)

Thx,
Andrei


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Is this necessary? It takes like 30 seconds to set-up a project now.

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Norris Shelton
Web Developer
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Hi there,

>

As it's often the case with commercial products, one way to attract new
users (and also keep old ones happy :) is to facilitate an easy migration
from and to competing products. Now that we have modules support, one

would

think that being able to map Eclipse projects to IDEA's format should be a
fairly easy task.

>

Are there any plans to offer this kind of import functionality? I found
myself forced to do this kind of mapping manually (everything is
standardized on WSAD here, only two IDEA users), but apart from that I

think

a sales pitch would be a much easier task if one would be able to import

an

Eclipse project and go, as opposed to wasting so much time
creating/replicating a project. At least when trying to show Eclipse users
what they're missing. :)

>

Thx,
Andrei

>
>


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Yeah, but it might take hours (and I'm not kidding here) to replicate an
Eclipse project with all the dependencies between the modules and libraries
and all the stuff involved. I was talking about importing an existing
project, not creating a blank new one.

The tough part is... Well, I'm not going to explain the whole problem here,
I was just asking if there's hope to have an option to import projects from
IDEA's main competitor.

Andrei

"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
news:bv90ms$utv$1@is.intellij.net...

Is this necessary? It takes like 30 seconds to set-up a project now.

>

--
Norris Shelton
Web Developer
Sun Certified Java Programmer

>
>

"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv8nos$fp4$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi there,

>

As it's often the case with commercial products, one way to attract new
users (and also keep old ones happy :) is to facilitate an easy

migration

from and to competing products. Now that we have modules support, one

would

think that being able to map Eclipse projects to IDEA's format should be

a

fairly easy task.

>

Are there any plans to offer this kind of import functionality? I found
myself forced to do this kind of mapping manually (everything is
standardized on WSAD here, only two IDEA users), but apart from that I

think

a sales pitch would be a much easier task if one would be able to import

an

Eclipse project and go, as opposed to wasting so much time
creating/replicating a project. At least when trying to show Eclipse

users

what they're missing. :)

>

Thx,
Andrei

>
>

>
>


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Fair enough. However, I would argue that the main competition is actually
JBuilder. It's hard to compete with a free product when you are not free
(even if it is almost free).

It's easier to get a little money out of someone who is used to paying a lot
than it is to get a little money out of someone who is used to paying
nothing.

--
Norris Shelton
Web Developer
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv921h$971$1@is.intellij.net...

Yeah, but it might take hours (and I'm not kidding here) to replicate an
Eclipse project with all the dependencies between the modules and

libraries

and all the stuff involved. I was talking about importing an existing
project, not creating a blank new one.

>

The tough part is... Well, I'm not going to explain the whole problem

here,

I was just asking if there's hope to have an option to import projects

from

IDEA's main competitor.

>

Andrei

>

"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
news:bv90ms$utv$1@is.intellij.net...

Is this necessary? It takes like 30 seconds to set-up a project now.

>

--
Norris Shelton
Web Developer
Sun Certified Java Programmer

>
>

"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:bv8nos$fp4$1@is.intellij.net...

Hi there,

>

As it's often the case with commercial products, one way to attract

new

users (and also keep old ones happy :) is to facilitate an easy

migration

from and to competing products. Now that we have modules support, one

would

think that being able to map Eclipse projects to IDEA's format should

be

a

fairly easy task.

>

Are there any plans to offer this kind of import functionality? I

found

myself forced to do this kind of mapping manually (everything is
standardized on WSAD here, only two IDEA users), but apart from that I

think

a sales pitch would be a much easier task if one would be able to

import

an

Eclipse project and go, as opposed to wasting so much time
creating/replicating a project. At least when trying to show Eclipse

users

what they're missing. :)

>

Thx,
Andrei

>
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