Managing Multiple Projects like Eclipse

It would be nice to have a view to manage projects like in Eclipse. Modules are not exactly projects.

I like to be working on multiple things at once usually, so I'd like to be able to have a few projects opened in the same window.

Is this planned for the future? I think that is the single major blocker for me to not switch from eclipse. IntelliJ is superior is almost every other way.

For example, you should be able to close a project, and also project contents should be scanned recursively instead of needing to be added manually.

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Hello sal,

What would be the difference between the current situation and the one that
you would like to see? Right now nothing prevents you from adding modules
from all of the things you're working on to one project, and working on them
in one window.

We don't currently see any way to change the project/module organization
that would have clear advantages over the current structure, and so we don't
plan to change it.

It would be nice to have a view to manage projects like in Eclipse.
Modules are not exactly projects.

I like to be working on multiple things at once usually, so I'd like
to be able to have a few projects opened in the same window.

Is this planned for the future? I think that is the single major
blocker for me to not switch from eclipse. IntelliJ is superior is
almost every other way.


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Well right now modules are somewhat annoying to work with.

You can't close projects, they don't refresh with the files contained within the folder.
A project should essentially be a reflection of a file system folder with additional metadata such as designating source folders.

They feel very fragile right now.

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Let's agree to disagree on that one, I like the way modules work, and I don't like the way Eclipse workspaces work

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Hello sal,

You can delete modules from a project, which is the equivalent of closing
projects in Eclipse. If you see problems with IDEA refreshing the filesystem
content, that's a bug, and it won't go away if we redesign the module system.

Well right now modules are somewhat annoying to work with.

You can't close projects, they don't refresh with the files contained
within the folder.

A project should essentially be a reflection of a file system folder
with additional metadata such as designating source folders.

They feel very fragile right now.

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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