[Lazarus] Project / Save Project As ... - expected behavior?
nc-gaertnma at netcologne.de
Mon Apr 4 10:31:58 CEST 2011
On Sat, 2 Apr 2011 14:20:40 -0500
John Repucci <john.repucci at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> > On Fri, 1 Apr 2011 20:54:11 -0500
> >> > John Repucci <john.repucci at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > If I have a project that works (ie: compiles correctly...) and I do a
> >> > > Project / Save Project As ... into a different directory with a
> >> > > different name, should I expect that the new project should contain
> >> > > all necessary files and compile correctly?
> >> >
> >> I believe that currently it is necessary to use the menu "View / Units..." for each unit then do a "File / Save as..." for each of the units. I also think that when a unit is saved that it's form is automatically saved... someone please correct me if this is wrong.
> > Correct.
> > If you want to move many units, it may be easier to edit the lpi file.
> > Mattias
> Ignoring the effort to make the changes ...
> Is either of these procedures (move one file at a time or edit the lpi
> file) the way this should ideally work?
Yes for "Save Project As". It should work as a rename and a
possibility to change the base directory of the project.
No for the many units. Ideally there is a explorer like tool to move
units around and all references are automatically updated.
> I was expecting that Save Project As ... would allow me to clone the
> project so I could start a spin-off.
Then you need a function "clone project".
> Would "Project / Publish Project do a clone?
Maybe this function should be named "Publish/Clone project".
> Is there any reason I should not create an enhancement / feature
> request to change this behavior?
This mail is already a feature request. :)
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