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Bug 153678 - Relative paths get rewritten as full paths in new Path Variable UI
Summary: Relative paths get rewritten as full paths in new Path Variable UI
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Ant Project (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-21 23:39 UTC by apb
Modified: 2014-05-12 13:10 UTC (History)
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Description apb 2008-11-21 23:39:26 UTC
It is incredibly frustrating that there doesn't seem to be a way to specify relative paths for source folders that
aren't under the "project" folder. Basically, we have dozens of projects but *none* of our source folders are under the
Netbeans project folder...basically our environment is trying to be IDE agnostic. This is an incredibly annoying feature
of Netbeans when used with source control, because the absolute paths will be different on everyone's machines and thus
Netbeans uses the wrong paths on *everyone's* checkouts. I believe that there should be 2 changes made in this respect:

  1. Updated source paths and test paths in the project properties to behave like the "libraries" tab, where there is an
explicit option for full/relative paths.
  2. Update the UI for path variables to not auto-expand relative paths.
Comment 1 Peter Pis 2008-11-22 07:04:49 UTC
Reassigning to projects.
Comment 2 Milos Kleint 2009-06-09 13:56:38 UTC
ant specific
Comment 3 Milos Kleint 2013-03-05 07:30:22 UTC
can you please provide screenshots of the UI affecting this issue? thanks.