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Eclipse Java Development User Guide
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Sibling products in a common source tree

Layout on file system

  • The source files for products are laid out in one big directory that is version and configuration managed outside Eclipse.
  • The source directory contains two siblings directories Product1 and Product2 .

    Layout on file system

Steps for defining corresponding projects

  1. Click Opens the Java perspective Window > Open Perspective > Other... > Java to change to the Java perspective.

  2. Click Opens the New Java Project wizard File > New > Other... > Java Project to open the New Java Project wizard.

  3. Type "Product1" in the Project name field. Click Next.

    New Java Project wizard

  4. On the next page, Select "Product1" source folder.

    Click Link additional source link in Details pane or button Link Additional Source to Project in view bar.

    Java Project Source setup

  5. In Link Source dialog click Browse.... and choose the D:\AllProducts\Product1\JavaSourceFiles directory.

    Link Source dialog

  6. Click Finish to validate and close the dialog.
  7. Your project source setup now looks as follows:

    Java Project Source final setup

  8. Click Finish.

  9. Repeat steps 2 to 8 for "Product2".

  10. You now have two Java projects which respectively contain the sources of "Product1" and "Product2".

    Created Java projects in Workspace

Related concepts

Java projects
Java views

Related reference

New Java Project Wizard
Package Explorer View

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