All the doubts are related to URL:
Doubt 01 - IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition as the home directory
In the “preliminary steps”, you can read that you need a IntelliJ IDEA version 9.0 or later (either Community Edition or Ultimate). So I’m using an Ultimate Edition.
A few lines below you are told to “Specify the installation folder of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition as the home directory”.
If I’m using an Ultimate Edition, I have to install also a Community Edition only to select it as the home directory for the IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK?
Doubt 02 –IDEA jdk (Selection)
You are told to “Select the IDEA jdk created in Check Out And Build Community Edition as the default Java SDK”.
If I go to “File à Project Structure à Platform Settings à SDK” you can see that an “IDEA jdk” is created:
But when I have to select the java SDK to be used for IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK…I only have the choice of “1.8”:
Why I can’t select the “IDEA jdk” SDK?
Doubt 03 –IDEA jdk (Creation)
Continuing with the same subject as the previous question, when I was creating the SDK “IDEA jdk” in the section “Check Out And Build Community Edition” you can read:
- Configure a JSDK named “IDEA jdk” (case sensitive), pointing to an installation of JDK 1.6.
But in the image below shown as an example you can see they are pointing to an JDK 1.8 (not 1.6):
This happends again in the “Setting Up a Development Environment” section. In an image they show you the “IDEA jdk” selected an in the Sourcepath you can see that is pointing to a 1.8 jdk:
So in several texts you can read that the SDK named “IDEA jdk” has to be pointing to an installation of JDK 1.6……but in the images you can see a 1.8 JDK.
What is the proper configuration?
Doubt 04 –Warning using IDEA Ultimate
In the “Setting Up a Development Environment” section you can read the following warning message:
- “You may use IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate as an alternative, but debugging the core code will only work with the Community Edition.”
If I’m using the Ultimate Edition to create my plugin, I can not debug the core code?
Thanks in advance.