This is in part a follow on to http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/message/5248804
It appears that Maia IC writes its 'system' and 'config' directories into the directory in which IntelliJ was installed, as opposed to into the user home directory like it used to do with 8.1 (~/.IntelliJIdea8x or ~/IntelliJIdea80 for example). Is this expected? This causes problems on a "normal" *nix setup where binaries are usually installed as root. What ends up happening is that I get failures on launch because of file/diretory permisssion denials.
I can adjust the installs to allow my "normal" user to write to these 2 directories, so its "no big deal". I just want to make sure this is intentional though before doing that since that route means I'll need to do those same steps everytime I install a new version.