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SimpleIDE - Environment Variables for Simple Libraries
I am working on a project that is shared by a class in which every student has their own environment. I have build a few libraries that the students need to use as well.
I have run into a problem because the .side files references the Simple Libraries directory with an absolute pathname which because it includes the user name is only valid for one user. For example, after including the servo library, the two lines appear in the .side file:
-I C:/Users/yiannis/Documents/SimpleIDE/Learn/Simple Libraries/Motor/libservo
-L C:/Users/yiannis/Documents/SimpleIDE/Learn/Simple Libraries/Motor/libservo
Due to the absolute pathname reference, this makes the .side file unusable on any other computer.
Only way I have found it to work is by copying the entire "Learn" folder to a shared directory (in Dropbox) and then change the SimpleIDE properties to point to this directory as the Library folder but I would rather not do that.
Is there a way to use environment variables to point to the "Learn" folder in a directory structure-independent way?
A related issue, in Windows, the project manager window does not resize and when the libraries and include directories get too long, their names get truncated which makes it impossible to see what is included in the project unless you manually edit the .side file.