Sharing and Archiving Projects
From FDT Documentation
FDT offers various ways to share and archive your projects. This is nearly essential when working within a team environment and useful when developers want a way to archive their projects while keeping all their settings intact.
FDT 4 now has a powerful and unique feature: by default it creates a project configuration file and saves it into your project. This allows specific project settings to be saved and even transferred between FDT users.
There are two primary ways to share projects.
- Importing and Exporting project folders or compressed project folders.
- Using a revision control system such as SVN or GIT.
Both can use FDT’s saved Launch Configuration preferences.
First thing to do is to make sure the target project, or projects, are open. To open a project that is closed, right click on the project icon within the Flash Explorer and select ‘Open Project’ or just double click on it .
- Archive File
- File System
Using both is the largely the same. If outputing with Archive File FDT will compress all selected project(s) into one file, whereas exporting with File System will just copy the files and folders to the selected location.
When ready to export, click Browse... to select a destination . In this case, the export will be to a .ZIP file. Give a name for the .ZIP file . When ready, hit Finish and FDT will export the selected resources .
Importing projects is even simpler than exporting them. Begin by choosing Import from either the File menu or by right clicking within the Flash Explorer . This time, there is just one option to take note of, and that is Existing Projects into Workspace . Choose that and click Next.
If the projects were exported using the File System option, choose Select root directory . If the projects were exported via Archive File, like earlier in this tutorial, choose Select Archive File . When ready, click Browse... and choose the target file or directory .
When selected, FDT will scan for valid projects and show them here . If none are found, No projects are found to import will be displayed here .