Use the Import... and Export...
buttons to import an already-saved code convention, or export your current preferences as
a new code convention. You can choose between the binary .jal format
or an XML representation.
Jalopy is able to import preferences from both local and distributed locations.
Just specify a valid Internet address (either starting with http:// or
www.) for the latter. Jalopy will then attempt to synchronize
its preferences with the given url on every invocation. That way it is easy to
share a single code convention across a group of developers.
Please note that versions prior to 1.0b8 stored the backup directory always as
an absolute file. Therefore after importing a preferences file, you should
check whether this directory points to your prefered backup directory. This
advice holds true even for later versions in case you've changed the default
However if the backup directory setting is left untouched, the directory is
stored relative to the Jalopy settings directory. This way you can savely
share a preference file across different systems and platforms.