IntelliJ for jdk dev - question about

Maurizio Cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at
Thu Jun 21 10:18:19 UTC 2018

On 20/06/18 14:04, Thomas Stüfe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am checking out IntelliJ as an alternative for jdk development.
> A possibly stupid question, does the /bin/ project-build script
> assume that we run configure from within the source directory?
Right now yes, it does assume that.
> In my workflow I always place the output directories outside the
> source tree, and I would to keep it that way. I would even prefer the
> .idea folder to live outside the source tree as well. Is that
> possible?
It is a very reasonable request. I think we are talking about three 

* path to JDK root (this is needed to find the sources)

* path to .idea output

* path to build output (needed for spec.gmk and also for generated sources)

> Thank you,
> Thomas

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