After exiting JBuilder, the changes I made to the project have not been saved. Why might this happen?

By: Christopher Moeller

Abstract: Addressing issues that can arise when working with team development in JBuilder

After checking out a project from our team development repostory and making changes to the project properties, JBuilder asks if I wish to rename my project file. If I then exit and restart, the changes I made to the project have not been saved.

Why is this happening?

Answer:

This behavior is occurring because the project file is set to read-only in the repository. When JBuilder checks out the project, these attributes are preserved and the local copy keeps the read-only status.

The solution is to change the attributes for the locally checked out file to read-write, which will allow you to make modifications for development purposes.

Note: It is a good idea that the project file is set to read-only in the repository, as this will prevent users from overwriting the project file each time someone performs a commit.


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