Reposting my question from the NCAS-CMS forum, where the answer given is no. Posting here under Rose Development … can this be done?
While playing around with some of the Rose suite examples I’ve become unstuck with how to reference (point to) rose apps within subdirectories. Looking at an analogous configuration for metadata it is possible to reference rose-meta.conf contained with subdirectories by including an import statement at the top-level rose-meta.conf file.
meta/ |- rose-meta.conf <- top-level meta-file | |- config1/ | |- rose-meta.conf | |- config2/ | |- rose-meta.conf
Referencing the meta files in config1 and config2 can be achieved be adding import=meta/config1 meta/meto meta/config2 to the top-level meta file. (See also Configuration Metadata — Rose Documentation 2.1.0 documentation)
So, I’m curious to know whether similar behaviour can be done for the apps directory. For example, if I were to group together related apps into a subdirectory, how to reference these so they appear within the rose edit as sub-panels?
app/ | |- config_apps/ | |- rose-app.conf | | | |- alpha | | |- rose-app.conf | | | |- omega | |- rose-app.conf | |- util_apps/ | |- rose-app.conf | | | |- delta | | |- rose-app.conf | | |- gamma |- rose-app.conf
I’ve tried adding an import statement at the top-level rose-app.conf files within each sub-directory but this has no effect. At present, only the top-level directories config_apps and util_apps appear in the rose edit GUI. If I move the directories alpha, omega, delta and gamma to be all under app/ directory then they appear in the rose edit GUI ordered alphabetically.
For me, the user guide is not clear on how this can be done. The user guide has some details on using optional rose-app.conf files but that is not quite what I am seeking as they refer to an opt directory within the app’s directory (Optional Configurations — Rose Documentation 2.1.0 documentation). I’m thinking that there must be a configuration setting that I’m missing out on.
So I’m casting my net into a different pool of knowledge.
“Casting a light into the four dark corners.”