I’m learning how to make BlackBerry 10 apps – and the last thing I want to do is set up GIT for an environment I am not committed to, for applications that are beginner level at best!
When Googling if sharing your workspace over DropBox was possible – everyone meets that with a stern “No” because of machine specific file path settings and, wait, what is the purpose of a workspace again?
In realizing that these settings are machine specific but the project folder itself is not… I find that there is a simple workaround using DropBox’s selective sync to opt out of syncing settings files to make multi-machine development both easy and quite possible:
- Right click drop box tray icon, and click the Gear to open DropBox Preferences
- Click Selective Sync
- Uncheck the .metadata folder:
Do the same on the destination computer of choice, however, since you are working in a completely different workspace you will be required to import the existing project into the workspace.
- Right click in Project Explorer and click “Import…”
- Import “Existing Projects into Workspace” and select the workspace project folder you wish to develop
It is implied that the workspace for momentics is within my dropbox folder, of course, and I don’t guarantee this working in everyone’s situation. I am using two 64 bit Windows machines (windows 7 and windows 8) but, I am able to build on both… What is nice is that each machine uses different targets to deploy the apps – and that is quite wonderful, on one machine I use my BlackBerry Z30 and on the other machine I use the virtual environment.
If there are any caveats I should know, or this formula works for you – feel free to leave a comment. For now – this is a wonderful solution for me!