it’s the little things (Eclipse packaging)

Hold on to your hats, everyone. Those of you that wear hats, anyway, which is probably not many, so hold onto whatever seems appropriate in your situation. Or just generally brace yourself.

I just discovered what everyone else already knows about creating nicely separated source folders in Eclipse without turning your Package Explorer into a nasty expanded tree: create your clean but unnavigable source tree, then right-click => Build Path => Use as source folder. All the source folders you set will be shown as flat paths at the beginning of the project instead of a tree somewhere below your libraries.

Now why didn’t I know this already? Time to look for “Eclipse for Dummies” I guess.