Manually installing intellij plugin

Hi,

I have got a working plugin developed in intellijidea community edition 10. Will it be compaitble with lower versions? i have used only FileeditorProvider, FileEditor, VirtualFile and Document classed of open API.

Is there a way to install the plugin manually?

thanks,

Deeps.

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Hello Deeps,

I have got a working plugin developed in intellijidea community
edition 10. Will it be compaitble with lower versions? i have used
only FileeditorProvider, FileEditor, VirtualFile and Document classed
of open API.


It will most likely be compatible with IDEA 9 and 8. Older versions don't
support registering FileEditorProvider as an extension.

Is there a way to install the plugin manually?


Put the plugin .jar file in the plugins directory (%USERPROFILE%\.IntelliJIdea10\config\plugins
on Windows).

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
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Deeps,

If you're doing this frequently on brand new installations, note that the config\plugins directory may not exist until after you've actually opened the plugins section in the IDEA configuration.
If it's not there, you can make the dir manually and dump your plugin in there with no problems - just mentioning it because I got a bit confused the first time I was trying this.

Cheers,
Shorn.

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Or you can set up different IDEA SDKs and switch the project or module SDK for trying on different versions. Then you can also start it in debug mode. The version you develop for has not to be the same as the version you develop with. :-) Unfortunately the Plugin run configuration doesn't allow to use a differing JDK like the Application run configuration does. Eventually I will open a change request for this.

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