In general, I want to be able to fine-tune ocamlspot configuration. I
want to be able to put a config file in the directory where are the
sources, in which I put the path of the compiled objects, and that
ocamlspot understands that it has to find the sources in this directory.
I put back .ocamlspot file to set custom build dirs.
An example is at tests/dot_ocamlspot/.ocamlspot . Basically it does the same thing for the built in rule for ocamlbuild's _build dir. If your build dir is <dir>, write build_dir=<dir> in .ocamlspot file.
This feature is never well tested unless the users try and report me their problems, since I do not use custom build dirs.