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Bug 42178 - [Study] [BS-6] Project didn't have a project file
Summary: [Study] [BS-6] Project didn't have a project file
Alias: None
Product: projects
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Generic Projects UI (show other bugs)
Version: 4.x
Hardware: All All
: P4 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Milan Kubec
Keywords: UI
: 42542 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 41535
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Reported: 2004-04-20 15:06 UTC by jrojcek
Modified: 2009-11-02 11:02 UTC (History)
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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description jrojcek 2004-04-20 15:06:21 UTC
All participants were looking for a project file when they wanted 
to open a project. Some of them finally opened the project but 
they didn't select the project folder directly. They went into the 
project folder and selected nothing - looks like 
FileChooser misbehavior.
Comment 1 Jesse Glick 2004-05-05 05:08:47 UTC
One simple change that would probably help a little: change dialog
title "Open Project" to e.g. "Open Main Project Folder", and change
button text from "Open" to e.g. "Select Project Folder".

It does somehow look like poor built-in behavior of JFileChooser.
Ideally it would let you have two buttons, "Select" and "Enter", and
only enable "Select" when appropriate.

Note that you can set a project folder to be non-traversable in the
chooser... but only if you know that it has no projects in subfolders.
Unfortunately you cannot quickly determine that it has none, unless
the project is really small.
Comment 2 Jesse Glick 2004-09-28 15:59:18 UTC
May be possible to provide a fake "project file", like "<<SELECT>>",
that the user can double-click. Essentially a workaround for
JFileChooser's weirdness.
Comment 3 Petr Hrebejk 2004-09-30 14:46:44 UTC
*** Issue 42542 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 4 Milan Kubec 2008-11-19 10:40:32 UTC
There are currently no plans for this feature. It also behaves better with current usage of dirchooser component for
selecting a project. 
Comment 5 Quality Engineering 2009-11-02 11:02:05 UTC Migration: changing resolution from LATER to WONTFIX