My source tree is over here? Will RR force me to put it into the
infamous Eclipse Workspace folder? Or can I reach out to it (like a
Philip, I don’t think anyone ever answered you about importing a project
into radrails… or rather, hooking an existing project up to radrails.
Here’s what I do:
From the file/new menu (or the “new” toolbar icon, or the “new” menu in
the context menu when clicking in the “rails navigator”) choose “New
In the dialog that opens, type in the name of your project (this doesn’t
have to be the same name as the rails app’s folder).
Uncheck the “Use default location” checkbox and type the path to the
existing rails app in the Location text field.
You’ll probably want to uncheck the “Generate Rails application
skeleton” checkbox. If you don’t, radrails should prompt you for whether
to overwrite files in the console view (which behaves kind of wonky). If
you’re hooking up an existing app, it really doesn’t make sense to let
it try to generate all the files/folders again.
You can also check/uncheck the Create WEBrick/Mongrel server checkboxes;
these create launch configurations in the Servers view, which can be
pretty handy… puts the server stdout/err into a console view for you
(though you’ll still want to tail the development.log… which radrails
can also do in a console view).
Hope that helps… radrails has some warts, but it’s pretty damn sweet
considering it’s free. It’s especially nice if you’ve already been using
eclipse for java development for years.