Launching a browser from IDEA on OS X

Has anybody been able to launch the native browser from an IDEA plugin on OS X?

In a normal Java application, I would use "com.apple.mrj.MRJFileUtils" to do it. However, in a plugin I get a ClassNotFoundException when trying to use the class. If I package the MRJToolkit.jar with my plugin, everything works just fine. However, I'm not at all sure that the license of the jar allows redistribution.

Any suggestions?

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Hello Markus,

Usually, one would use BrowserUtil class, which handles all the differences
between operating systems.

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Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc
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"Develop with pleasure!"

Has anybody been able to launch the native browser from an IDEA plugin
on OS X?

In a normal Java application, I would use "com.apple.mrj.MRJFileUtils"
to do it. However, in a plugin I get a ClassNotFoundException when
trying to use the class. If I package the MRJToolkit.jar with my
plugin, everything works just fine. However, I'm not at all sure that
the license of the jar allows redistribution.

Any suggestions?



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Thanks, Maxim.

That was exactly what I was looking for. I don't know how I missed it in the first place.

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