New Project from CVS/Initialize Project from CVS

I decided to test the new 816 build "from scratch", without using an existing project. That rembered me of an request a filed quite a time ago:
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=4017

I think its quite usual to setup a new project where the contents already exists in a CVS (e.g. a new member joins the team or you start participating on an existing project). And it always somehow annoys me to have to first create an "empty" project, than do the CVS checkout and after that go back to the project properties and do the real setup.

So I thought with the new CVS integration and the new paths UI in project properties going on, it is a good idea to bring back up this issue.

Any plans or opinions on this?

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Tools/Checkout project

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"Rolf Lohaus" <lohaus@justis.de> wrote in message
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I decided to test the new 816 build "from scratch", without using an

existing project. That rembered me of an request a filed quite a time ago:

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=4017

>

I think its quite usual to setup a new project where the contents already

exists in a CVS (e.g. a new member joins the team or you start participating
on an existing project). And it always somehow annoys me to have to first
create an "empty" project, than do the CVS checkout and after that go back
to the project properties and do the real setup.
>

So I thought with the new CVS integration and the new paths UI in project

properties going on, it is a good idea to bring back up this issue.
>

Any plans or opinions on this?



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OK, that is half the way :)!

By using "Tools/Checkout project" I can checkout the contents before I actually create the project.
Some comments about this:

1. If do it like this, when I then create the project, CVS support should be automatically enabled and configured, which it is not. And it is a two step process, it would be better to have it combined in one.

2. The feature is a little bit hidden/hard to find, if you don't know it (like me). People would normally look for such a feature in the file menu. So maybe add a new menu entry "Checkout new Project" that just does "Tools/Checkout project" and "File/New Project..." one after another. (Or see below).

3. If you start IDEA without having had an open project before, automatically the "New Project Wizard" shows up, from where you have no way to "Checkout Project" (besides hitting "Cancel", if you know it). So maybe adding a "Checkout Project"-button to the wizard that just does what "Tools/Checkout project" does will help.

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