Eclipse interoperability - multiple Eclipse projects

I was a bit surprised when I tried using the new Eclipse import features in IDEA. It apparently only imports an Eclipse project from IDEA's new project wizard. That seems like a strange place to put that feature-- An IDEA project is more closely comparable to an Eclipse workspace than an Eclipse project. Eclipse projects should be importable from the module wizard.

How would someone import an Eclipse workspace with multiple projects?

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Hello Bryan,

You need to point to workspace directory when new project wizard asks for
"Eclipse projects directory". Then you should get the list of all projects
found under that location. Select as many projects as necessary.

I was a bit surprised when I tried using the new Eclipse import
features in IDEA. It apparently only imports an Eclipse project from
IDEA's new project wizard. That seems like a strange place to put
that feature-- An IDEA project is more closely comparable to an
Eclipse workspace than an Eclipse project. Eclipse projects should be
importable from the module wizard.

How would someone import an Eclipse workspace with multiple projects?

Alexander.


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I have the same problem... And the problem is that our Eclipse projects is not under the workspace directory, it is in a completely different directory... So importing a workspace is not possible, which surely is a bug!?

BTJ

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Hello Bjørn,

IDEA does not think about where is Eclipse workspace is. User points to a
directory, under that (on any depth) eclipse .project and .classpath files
are located. Then IDEA finds all such files and suggests a list to the user.

If your .classpath files are in different directories without common super-directory,
you have to import Eclipse projects one by one.

I have the same problem... And the problem is that our Eclipse
projects is not under the workspace directory, it is in a completely
different directory... So importing a workspace is not possible, which
surely is a bug!?

BTJ

Alexander.


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The problem is that this worked ok in IDEA 6! And not being able to import an Eclipse workspace without project files being under the workspace directory makes this Eclipse import useless!


BTJ

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Hello Bjørn,

Yes, eclipse export plugin in version 6 allowed that in one action. But this
looks like usability problem only:

not being able to
import an Eclipse workspace without project files being under the
workspace directory


Why "not being able"? It's possible. User just has to specially point to
directories outside workspace. The most impact is that he has to call New
Project wizard several times.

Alexander.


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I call it "not being able" because if I have to waste time to call the New project wizard 12 times to import our Eclipse workspace!

BTJ

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