So far, I am not encouraged by the documentation on your website for creating IDEA plugins.
The Plugin webpage here: http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/plugins/plugin_developers.html
has a Live Demo using IDEA 5. Version 5? The current version is 9.
Is this demo still relevant? If not, why is it on your main Plugin page?
Then I go here :
and am told I need to d/l the source of IDEA from git. I don't know what git is, but ok, every project on the internet wants to use a brand new VCS repository. Fine.
But where are the instructions for integrating the git client into IDEA? I d/l and installed git 22.214.171.124 at /usr/local/git.
Your instructions here:
To check out from IntelliJ IDEA, select "Version Control | Checkout from Version Control | Git" from the main menu. In the "Git Repository URL" field, enter:
I do not have a "Git" option under that menu item, ony CVS and SVN. Nor do I see any Git client plugins.
I love IDEA, but your documentation has always been terrible!!
This is very frustrating for a first time plug-in developer, you can't even show how to write a simple "Hello World" plugin without poorly documented external dependancies?
How do I configure IDEA to use git?