Opening system gems directory as a project

I'm trying RubyMine as an alternative to Netbeans and am having a few difficulties. In Netbeans I set up my system-wide gems directory as a project, as I often refer to the source code of certain gems.

When I try to do this in RubyMine I run into permissions issues on the gems directory, presumably because RubyMine wants to create a .idea subdirectory in my system gems directory. Netbeans allows you to define where the project specific files are stored, is there any way to do this with RubyMine?

Also, I receive a permissions error on open files in the project when I switch applications or frames as if RubyMine is trying to save the read only files even when there are no modifications to the file. Is anyone else experiencing the same behaviour and/or know of any outstanding issues in the issue tracker regarding it?

Cheers
Nick

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Hello Nick,

I'm trying RubyMine as an alternative to Netbeans and am having a few
difficulties. In Netbeans I set up my system-wide gems directory as a
project, as I often refer to the source code of certain gems.

When I try to do this in RubyMine I run into permissions issues on the
gems directory, presumably because RubyMine wants to create a .idea
subdirectory in my system gems directory. Netbeans allows you to
define where the project specific files are stored, is there any way
to do this with RubyMine?


In the next build you will be able to use "Add content root" to add the system
gems directory as an additional content root to a project stored elsewhere.
This should cover what you need.

Also, I receive a permissions error on open files in the project when
I switch applications or frames as if RubyMine is trying to save the
read only files even when there are no modifications to the file. Is
anyone else experiencing the same behaviour and/or know of any
outstanding issues in the issue tracker regarding it?


Which exactly files does this happen for? Source files or settings files?

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
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Thanks for the response Dmitry. The saving of an unmodified file issue was occuring with a source file from the system gems directory.

Regards
Nick

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