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My best wish to extend the project viewer plugin:Add checkboxes and allow to check several of them at the same time. Many time I work on projects, the partly overlap and if one is opened, anther one is closed.

Submitted manfbraun - 2009-02-03 - 16:34:42z Assigned nobody
Priority 5 Category Project Viewer
Status Open Group None
Resolution None Visibility No


2009-02-03 - 20:05:21z
Typically, if I need 2 projects open at the same time, I open 2 views,
and have each view open to its corresponding project.
But I agree, this would be a nice thing to have.

2009-02-06 - 05:07:33z
I think "mabra" and Alan are talking about two different things.

Alan: I think you're talking about two active projects in the same view. That is hard to do because it makes lots of features of PV become confused, since now they don't know which project "owns" the view. That's why I explicitly added code to not allow that.

mabra: it seems you're asking to add the same file to a bunch of projects, some of which may not even be loaded. Not sure how useful I think that feature is; also, it would be pretty nasty to implement (not to say it could be really slow, since project data is not loaded from disk until the project is activated in some view).

On top of that, it has potential to cause a lot of confusion: where do I add the files in the other projects? Do I show the project tree so that you can choose? Do I let you pick a different file filter for each project?

Overall, I think it adds more confusion that useful functionality. The feature itself can be sort of "emulated" by using the "auto reimporter" available in the current trunk version; when you load another project, the new files will be automatically added when the "auto reimporter" runs (if it is properly configured).

2009-02-06 - 17:08:49z
This is a plugin feature requests. Changed the tracker and revised the title accordingly.

Regardless, my understanding is the same as Alan's. It seems the request is to allow multiple projects to be opened at the same time, sort of like 'working sets' in eclipse or 'workspaces / solutions' in MS Visual Studio.
2012-01-12 - 23:21:13z
Changing subject to be "working sets"