IDEA directory format versus traditional IML/IPR format

I was curious if there was an advantage or disadvantage with one project
format over the other? Traditionally I've been using the IPR/IML format but
was intrigued why the IDEA directory format was introduced and what problem
it was trying to solve.

Thanks!


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there was at least one discussion of this topic just recently IIRC

e.g. one advantage is less merging conflicts for shared project settings due to split configuration files

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One problem with shared IPR files is that if users have different plugins installed, IDEA will constantly add and remove the related configuration. This is a real pain if sharing the project in source code control.

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Thanks guys. That makes sense.

"Colin Fleming" <no_reply@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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One problem with shared IPR files is that if users have different plugins
installed, IDEA will constantly add and remove the related configuration.
This is a real pain if sharing the project in source code control.

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