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Bug 160932 - Unify UI for running ad-hoc build actions
Summary: Unify UI for running ad-hoc build actions
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Stupka
Keywords: UI
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-23 18:44 UTC by Petr Jiricka
Modified: 2014-05-12 13:09 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Jiricka 2009-03-23 18:44:20 UTC
Currently we have several project types which have a notion of "running an ad-hoc build action", for example:
- Run Ant Target action for Ant projects
- Run/Debug Rake Task action for Ruby
- Run Grails Command action for Grails
- Custom -> Goals (Run Maven) action for Maven
- Make Target -> Add Target action for C++

However, all these actions have a very different UI and there are very few unifying UI concepts. It would be useful to
think this through and unify the UI where possible and practical, for example:
1. There could be a single keyboard shortcut for these actions. Currently, only Ruby has a shortcut assigned
(Ctrl+Shift+R), others actions do not.
2. Have a common way of selecting a target to run, narrowing the selection as one types etc. Currently, Maven, Ruby and
Grails have the notion of narrowing the selection as you type, Ant and C++ do not.