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Bug 140344

Summary: [65cat] Projects w/existing sources original project link.
Product: java Reporter: dafreels <dafreels>
Component: ProjectAssignee: Tomas Zezula <tzezula>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: blocker CC: dkonecny, jglick
Priority: P2 Keywords: UI
Version: 6.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Exception Reporter:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 53957    

Description dafreels 2008-07-16 16:04:46 UTC
[ BUILD # : 200807101204 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.6.0_04 ]

Please provide a way to see the files from the original (linked)
project. Currently, when creating a project with existing sources,
Netbeans will provide links to the source and test folders. An
additional link to the main project folder should also be provided so
that access to non source/test files can be achieved. the current
work around is to use the Favorites view or copy the original sources
into the new NB project.

Thisw affects all operating systems.
Comment 1 Milos Kleint 2008-07-16 18:57:52 UTC
the Files component (next to Projects component) is primarily used for exploring the root project folder.

Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2008-07-16 19:04:36 UTC
mkleint misunderstands the request. In case you have an original project


and you make a new NB project in ~/NetBeansProjects/p, the NB project will refer to /p/src/ and /p/test/ (and show these
in Files), but there is no way to see e.g. /p/stuff/ other than the Favorites tab.

This is silly. The NB project should keep a file reference to /p/ (with src and test dirs derived from that property),
and declare /p/ to be a generic source root (so it appears in Files).

This is commonly requested so I think it should be considered a priority. Not sure whether it would count as a UI defect.