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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:29 pm
by jfield
If an existing project is modified, how can I save it under a different name ?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2002 10:39 pm
by dewey
"Save Project As" is not implemented, so you should just copy myproject.orb to myproject2.orb. Does that meet your needs?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 1:21 pm
by jfield
I will use that as a workaround. Thanks for the reply. "Save As..." seems like a good idea for a new feature though.

PostPosted: Wed Jan 01, 2003 3:32 pm
by design4use
the proposed workaround has one shortcoming:
beginners are not aware that .oc source files that belong to a project are not part of the .orb project file, they are just linked. The net effect is that I found people often thinking that copying the .orb file over to a new one would give them a whole new project to play with. While doing so they also modified the 'original' .oc files of course and modified their original source code.
Unless I am missing something, a proper "Save As..." should therefore allow IMO to copy all linked files over to a new user-selectable project folder.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:53 am
by troyk9
I brought this issue up to Jeremy via email and tried what he said.
Basically what I did was
1.go into the folder,
2. right clicked on myproject.orb
3.clicked copy clicked paste
and windows created a file copy of myproject.orb
when I double clicked on "copy of myproject.orb" and brought up the designer and clicked the build icon, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the "This file has been modified outside" message finally disappeared.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:57 am
by troyk9
I forgot to mention that 1st I renamed the myproject.orb project to myprojectectwhatever.orb and then copied and pasted "myprojectectwhatever.orb ", otherwise you get a message that "the file has been modified from outside

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:59 am
by dewey
Aslo, if you want to make a copy of the entire project, just make a copy of the entire project directory.