4.0 has barely been released and we're already seeing
new or updated plugins that don't work with 4.0. They
work with "the EAP version", "pallada", "build 2008".
Plugins play a big role in how the core product is perceived
and accepted. IDEA's core is awesome and we have some
seriously good plugins, too. That makes a compelling package
for people to move to 4.0.
Now if plugin development focuses on pallada without being
compatible with 4.0 then I think we are not helping 4.0 get
accepted. Most people out there might buy or upgrade to
production 4.0 and very few them will know about EAP. Seeing
these great plugins that throw exceptions in their brand new
IDEA will be a tease and a big deception.
I think the plugin community should strive to create plugins
that work with 4.0 (the OpenAPI permitting) and maybe
maintain a version that also works with Pallada. And Dave
I'm not only saying that for MetricsReloaded :)
Just a few $0.01. What do you guys think?