View a Project

A project is represented by a tree, the root item corresponds to the project while children represent programs, libraries, directories and source files. Each item can have properties allowing to set more details like project version, compiler flags or installation directories. These item are divided in several categories, depending on the backend not all are available:


There is only one node of this kind. It represents the project itself. It is the place where you can set project wide properties like the project name or the project version.


This is a set of packages used in autotools project. They appear as children of the root node to represent all modules defined and as children of each target using them. For more details, see Add a Module.


This is a packaged library used in autotools project. They appear as children of each module. For more details, see Manage Libraries.


This is used to group targets allowing to set common properties. They are often implemented by sub directories. For more details, see Manage Folders.


It groups files and define how they are used. There are several kinds of targets, by example program, library or data, corresponding to different use of the child files. They often represent generated project files like compiled programs or libraries. For more details see Manage Targets.

You can drag and drop targets at the beginning of the project tree view to create a shortcut allowing to access them more easily. By default all program targets are already put here.


Each source file is represented by a item in the project view. The use of each file depends on its parent target. All children of a program target are compiled to generate it. While children of a data target are only copied to a directory when the project is installed. For more details see Manage Files.