[Qt-creator] proposals for generic project manager

Daniel Teske daniel.teske at digia.com
Wed Aug 14 11:51:11 CEST 2013

On Wednesday 14 Aug 2013 11:46:08 Sven Goericke wrote:
> Hi,
> while implementing at least the "Add New Folder" option in generic
> projects (and in turn get an overview how project management works) i
> got some ideas for improvements:
> 1. Instead of maintaing a "<project>.files" list with files belonging to
> the project define a set of file-extensions which should be used in the
> project. So you no longer need to update the <project>.files outside
> Creator but it will pickup all needed files on startup.
No, that's in that way by design. Others have written scripts to easily update 
the .files file from their real build system. Since Creator watches that file, 
the project tree gets automatically updated. That's not possible with globs 
without watching the directory tree. (Which is impossible to do.)
> 2. Preprocess-Makros per build-configuration. This should also be
> possible. Defining them per build-config would at least help to distinct
> between Debug and Release builds (and get the code-model updated per
> config).
How would the .config file look like then?
> 3. Get rid of the default "all" and "clean" targets. Even if they are
> widely used those targets are not a requirement in any generic
> build-system. Also (as the word "generic" suggests even don't assume
> that "make" is used as build-command).
Yes, it should be just a command to run, which by default can be make.


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