[wingide-users] Serious problems with v2 project updated to v3

Hugh Gibson hgibson at cix.co.uk
Wed Nov 14 23:28:00 MST 2007

Here's a thought: add a filter for SVN files or folders below the folders
added to the project. That way I can add the relevant folders and only
include files that are added to the project via SVN.


> *Subject:* Re: [wingide-users] Serious problems with v2 project 
> updated to v3
> *From:* Wingware Support <support at wingware.com>
> *To:* hgibson at cix.co.uk
> *CC:* wingide-users at wingware.com
> *Date:* Wed, 14 Nov 2007 11:31:50 -0500
> Hugh Gibson wrote:
> > OK, I've seen that I can do that. But why couldn't it have been 
> > done
> > automatically on upgrade? 
> I was unable to come up with an algorithm that resulted in the same
> exact files being included/excluded with a auto-updating 
> filter-based
> project.  It does require a bit of "help" from the user in terms of
> naming files and directories so filters can be applied.
> As it turns out, you're the first one we've heard from who's wanted 
> to
> manage the project file by file.  I admit I was a bit surprised when
> none of the alpha or beta testers brought this up, but we often run
> into surprises when it comes to what users want and how they use the
> IDE's features.
> In any case, this was one of our more incessantly requested features
> and I think a filter-driven project is the "right" approach for most
> people.
> > I disagree. In some cases I may have a copy of a file which is a 
> > backup,
> > saved locally, or a previous version or something. It's in the 
> > same
> > folder as the normal project files.
> OK, I guess in the cases where I do that I tend to either move the
> file elsewhere or name it something.py.bak, which is excluded from
> the default file sets.
> > If we could return to file-by-file, retaining the v2 files, that 
> > would be
> > just what the doctor ordered.
> I think we can offer that before converting without too much 
> trouble.
> We've removed the Add Package feature but it sounds like you would
> just add/remove individual files so that may not be missed.  I'll
> take a look at this and may email you privately with questions.
> > I've got it set to Append Relative Path but I find that isn't 
> > working
> > properly, possibly because I've got folders in my project with 
> > ".." in
> > the path. The header of the project window shows the full path 
> > unless I
> > turn off all paths. The title of the app always shows the full 
> > path (for
> > files in the .. folders as well as files directly under the main 
> > folder)
> > unless I turn off all paths. 
>  >
>  > It seems that this option doesn't cause an immediate update - I 
> have to
>  > change projects before the project window show the difference.
> I'll also take a look at this again.  Thanks.

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