Improving the Devkit deployment menu/action

(collecting ideas, before posting a request)

I see at least 3 problems with the current Devkit deployment UI:
1/ the action is hidden in a hard to find/easy to miss context menu.
2/ you can't specify where to copy the produced zip file
3/ there's no confirmation that the operation succeeded



Suggestion:

  • about 1/

Add the action to the main 'Build' menu.

  • about 2/

- Add a path config option.
- After triggering the action, show a dialog that let's the user change
the path

  • about 3/

Add an "success" message

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On Tue, 17 May 2005 16:24:20 +0200, Alain Ravet wrote:

(collecting ideas, before posting a request)

I see at least 3 problems with the current Devkit deployment UI:
1/ the action is hidden in a hard to find/easy to miss context menu.
2/ you can't specify where to copy the produced zip file
3/ there's no confirmation that the operation succeeded



Suggestion:

  • about 1/

Add the action to the main 'Build' menu.


Yes, but keep it in the context menu too (like make and compile).

  • about 2/

- Add a path config option.


Yes, the module .iml file's directory seems rather arbitrary.

- After triggering the action, show a dialog that let's the user change
the path


As long as it has:

Don't show this dialog again.


Or maybe add a checkbox to the settings dialog:

Confirm output path when preparing to deploy

  • about 3/

Add an "success" message


I think I'd prefer a "failure" message - other things in IDEA succeed
silently but let you know if they fail. Maybe use a "Deploy" tab in the
Messages toolwindow to show progress, hiding it if there's no error? It
could also be used to report errors deploying to the plugin sandbox?

--
Mark Scott
mark@codebrewer.com

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