[PyKDE] eric3 question ... project

Detlev Offenbach detlev at die-offenbachs.de
Thu May 27 19:25:01 BST 2004

Am Mittwoch, 26. Mai 2004 21:55 schrieb Dave S:
> OK Im getting to like eric ... 

> I got a bunch of questions so I guess 
> Ill just fire them out ...
> 1) Im new to IDEs, what is the advantage of saving as a 'project' ? It
> seems to do exactly the same as
> saving a file short of being able to add extra 'project' info ...  Why
> save as a project ?

Actually it saves extra project related infos. Some of them can be 
changed via the Project Properties dialog, some are determined by 
settings in other dialogs.

> 2) Gentoo offers eric3 v3.1 in 'stable' or eric3 v3.3.1 in 'testing'.
> v3.1 seems to work OK but v3.3.1 has a quirk.
> If I load a project (see above ;-) ) the cursor fixes as a 'busy'
> clock instead of an arrow and will not change back.
> This happens in Fluxbox & KDE so I don't think its window manager
> related. Anyone heard of this ? How to fix it ?

v3.3.1 is quite old. You should get v3.4.2 from the eric3 web site.

> 3) What is a 'form', OK this maybe a Python question but I have never
> heard of them before eric3. What do you
> do with them ?

A 'form' is the file storing dialog layout. You used Qt-Designer to 
create and edit these files and eric3 to convert them to Python code 
(eric3 actually just calls a utility of PyQt).

> 4) What is the 'Bycycle Repair Man' :-)  Well it made me smile !

That is a refactoring tool.

> I look forward to hearing from you all
> Cheers
> Dave

Detlev Offenbach
detlev at die-offenbachs.de

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