Only one instance running at one time: prefered way to debug/test plugins?

Now that IDEA enforces that no 2 instances can run at the same time what is
the preferred way to debug a plug-in without shutting down IDEA?

Jacques


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Now that IDEA enforces that no 2 instances can run at the same time what

is

the preferred way to debug a plug-in without shutting down IDEA?


I think you can run 2 instances if system (and config?) dirs are not shared.

You can try copying the bat file, modify the config/system parameters and
launch two sessions.

Carlos


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Yes I thought as much (BTW both config and system have to be different). I
am just curious about the official way ;)

663 seems to have something in that respect but I am not sure it will make
the location of config and system path in idea.bat settable from a wrapper
script (thru an env var)
(http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=6108). It only talks
about the installer.
There is another old request
http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=4920 that deals
specifically with being able to set the config/system path through an
environment variable

Jacques

"Carlos Costa e Silva" <carlos@keysoft.pt> wrote in message
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Now that IDEA enforces that no 2 instances can run at the same time what

is

the preferred way to debug a plug-in without shutting down IDEA?

>

I think you can run 2 instances if system (and config?) dirs are not

shared.
>

You can try copying the bat file, modify the config/system parameters and
launch two sessions.

>

Carlos

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You're quite right. system and config directories should be different.

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"Carlos Costa e Silva" <carlos@keysoft.pt> wrote in message
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Now that IDEA enforces that no 2 instances can run at the same time what

is

the preferred way to debug a plug-in without shutting down IDEA?

>

I think you can run 2 instances if system (and config?) dirs are not

shared.
>

You can try copying the bat file, modify the config/system parameters and
launch two sessions.

>

Carlos

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