I thought I followed the IdeaJad instructions for installation but cannot
seem to exercise the plugin. (I have other plugins that do work.) The
IdeaJad instructions were:
Before you install this release, please delete all old releases from your
This release was built with IntelliJIdea 661. It is suitable for windows
systems and may run on Linux system after you made the file /bin/jad
executable. To install just extract the zip- or tgz-archive (not the
included jar) into the plugins directory of idea. It should work with
builds 661+ (unless of course something crucial in the openapi changed).
To decompile a class, simply navigate to the class, then click on
'decompile' in the editors context menu. You may be prompted for a target
directory. This will not happen if you defined only a single sourcepath in
Decompiled classes are written to the source tree. Therefore it makes sense
to have a sourcepath for decompiled files defined.
You can configure IdeaJad in Idea's project properties configuration dialog.
Hendrik Schreiber <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
1) The zip file ideajad-666-1.zip contains files at several directory
levels -- should the folder (directory) names be preserved underneath the
plugins directory, or are all files supposed to be placed in the plugins
2) What does the statement "To install just extract the zip archive (not the
included jar)..." mean -- is the file ideajad-666-1\lib\ideajad.jar not
supposed to be extracted? There are three included jar files, all of which
seem essential to the plugin!
3) How does one "navigate to a class"? The project pane only shows .java
(and other source type) files, and you can't open a file of type .class.
Can't seem to open a jar file either if one might be included as an external
4) How does one reach the "editors context menu" -- is this a right-click in
the editor pane? In the project pane?
Thanks in advance.