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Bug 47646

Summary: Specify compile target directory from UI
Product: java Reporter: wqtnetbeans <wqtnetbeans>
Component: ProjectAssignee: Tomas Zezula <tzezula>
Status: NEW ---    
Severity: blocker CC: jglick
Priority: P3    
Version: 4.x   
Hardware: All   
OS: All   
Issue Type: ENHANCEMENT Exception Reporter:
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 41537    

Description wqtnetbeans 2004-08-22 05:17:23 UTC
Seems currently from UI, there is no way to
specify the target directory of the compiled
classes to some where other than the default
location. This feature should be provided from UI.

In general, the IDE user should be kept
transparent from the underlying building mechanism
- be it Ant or anything else.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2004-08-22 16:40:56 UTC
For "standard Java projects" in 4.0, the compile target directory,
${build.classes.dir}, is fixed as build/classes/ so far as the GUI is
concerned. There is no plan to make that a settable GUI option for
4.0. Perhaps in a future release.

You can change this property in project.properties, but I would not
recommend doing so while the project is open (or even while the IDE is
running); the builds will be fine, but some other aspects of the IDE's
behavior (code completion etc.) may not be listening for a change in
this property and might become confused.