Trying to use Plugin SDK

I've got, to my knowledge, the plugin module set up correctly, but, how exactly do you debug a plugin?

I keep getting a "Only one instance of IDEA can be run at a time."

I'm using build 4101, have got a personal license. I'm pointing to the plugin.xml file. I've got a plugin SDK set up.
What's the next step? Will the hotkeys defined in plugin.xml work?

The docs HAVE TO BE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!

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David H. McCoy wrote:

I've got, to my knowledge, the plugin module set up correctly, but,
how exactly do you debug a plugin?


You click the Debug button in the toolbar.

I keep getting a "Only one instance of IDEA can be run at a time."


This sounds like an IDEA bug. You should report this to
http://jetbrains.net/jira. You should make sure you don't have any Debug
or Run instances of IDEA open, because as the dialog box says, you can't
run/debug your plugin modules more than once at a time.

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Okay. The problem was the sandbox. I had it pointing to config/system directory used by Idea. I changed it to a temp directory in my project and it fired up.

So my next problem are hotkeys. I received the src code from the guy that wrote the FcTodo plugin and I'm basically trying to port it to Idea 5 since it no longer works.

Perhaps the hotkey definitions have changed in the plugin.xml file? I'm trying to find and example in the Idea SDK.

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Huzzah!! We're hot Okay, that wasn't that bad(if you have an existing plugin to use!). ;)

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David H. McCoy wrote:

Huzzah!! We're hot Okay, that wasn't that bad(if you have an existing plugin to use!). ;)


Cool, I'm glad you got it working.

I've filed http://jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-6299 to prevent people
from having the same problem you had. You should vote for it.

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