default project location dir

Hello,

in a recent build, idea suddenly developed the habit of storing new projects in a $HOME/IdeaProjects directory (with the default name IdeaProjects - ??).

Apart from the fact that I dont see the reasoning behind such a change - I would really appreciate if the setting was configurable (default project location).

I'll create a tracker request of no one objects.

thanks,
Christian

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in a recent build, idea suddenly developed the habit of storing new

projects in a $HOME/IdeaProjects directory

It used to offer creating it in the last opened project's directory and
someone pointed us that there is actually no use in this (usually users do
not have multiple projects in the same directory).

(with the default name IdeaProjects - ??).


Yes, this seems to be a bug, we'll correct it.

>

Apart from the fact that I dont see the reasoning behind such a change - I

would really appreciate if the setting was configurable (default project
location).

Yes, the setting would be a reasonable solution.

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


"Christian Sell" <christian.sell@netcologne.de> wrote in message
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Hello,

>

in a recent build, idea suddenly developed the habit of storing new

projects in a $HOME/IdeaProjects directory (with the default name
IdeaProjects - ??).
>

Apart from the fact that I dont see the reasoning behind such a change - I

would really appreciate if the setting was configurable (default project
location).
>

I'll create a tracker request of no one objects.

>

thanks,
Christian



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(usually users do not have multiple projects in the same
directory).


not true (for me, that is). I have always kept all my project files in one directory. I never store them with the actual project source.

different people - different habits. You know that well, I guess.

Christian

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It used to offer creating it in the last opened project's directory and
someone pointed us that there is actually no use in this (usually users do
not have multiple projects in the same directory).


I don't put them all on the same dir, but they all have the same root:
...\projects\projectN\projectN.ipr

Every time I need to create a new project I have to navigate to the projects
directory instead of going to the previous dir only.

Only a small annoyance, as I'm not creating that many projects.



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Christian Sell wrote:

>> (usually users do not have multiple projects in the same
>> directory).
> not true (for me, that is). I have always kept all my project files
> in one directory. I never store them with the actual project source.

Carlos Costa e Silva wrote:

>> not have multiple projects in the same directory).

I don't put them all on the same dir, but they all have the same
root: ....\projects\projectN\projectN.ipr Every time I need to create
a new project I have to navigate to the projects directory instead
of going to the previous dir only.


I use a mix of the previous two posters. My project files are all in the
same directory like Christian (and IntelliJ projects is fine by me,
although a configuration option would be nice).
My projects all start under the same root, like Carlos, and all use
(more or less) the same layout (\home\edwin\code\Project, and under that
dir src, test, doc, etc, dist, classes).
It would be very nice if there was an option to automatically navigate
to that root, and even better if there was some sort of 'template'
project to start from that would create the directory structure. Setting
things like directories in the default project doesn't work properly.

CU,
Edwin


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