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Bug 99539 - Eclipse feature wanted: Project Set Files (.psf)
Summary: Eclipse feature wanted: Project Set Files (.psf)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: versioncontrol
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Code (show other bugs)
Version: 5.x
Hardware: All All
: P3 blocker with 3 votes (vote)
Assignee: Ondrej Vrabec
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-30 14:04 UTC by hbjastad
Modified: 2014-06-05 12:20 UTC (History)
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Description hbjastad 2007-03-30 14:04:42 UTC
Project set files allow you to quickly import a bunch of projects from
CVS/Subversion. In Eclipse, one can simply select the projects and export them
to a .psf file - then other users can import the .psf file and the projects are
automatically retrieved from CVS/Subversion.


This is a great feature for keeping all developers on a team in sync with the
current list of projects. We also use it for continuous integration, where the
.psf file is used to retrieve all projects from CVS/Subversion before building
and testing them.
Comment 1 hbjastad 2007-11-07 23:23:19 UTC
I know there is fierce competition between Eclipse and NetBeans, and the "Not Invented Here" syndrome lives strongly.
But this is a feature of Eclipse that is easy to implement, is not specific to Eclipse, and will make it easier for
developers on a team to migrate from Eclipse to NetBeans. An easy first step would be to add the ability to import a PSF
file - which simply goes through the list and checks out each project from CVS/SVN and adds it to the workspace.
Obviously, the corresponding export would also be nice, but if we could get PSF Import that would be a big win.
Comment 2 Marian Petras 2009-11-18 07:31:50 UTC
Just a note:

There is no specification of .psf file format (see *). Apparently, it is an XML file, but its structure is not specified. However, it looks simple enough to be quickly recognizable (or one can look at the Eclipse source-code).

Real examples of .psf files:  (follow the link in the table)

*) I know the e-mail is 5 years old but the fact is that I have not found any specification using Google within five minues.