Diana & Selena Side By Side?

Hi,

I'm starting to explore Scala more and would like to avail myself of the Scala support in Diana. I also use FreeMarker in production code and am interested in evaluating Diana's support for FreeMarker.

At the same time, I'm uncertain about upgrading to 8.0 simply because of the cost issues, so I need to know more about Diana before dropping the chunk of change required to upgrade.

So the question is this: Can I continue using 7.0 (7.0.4 #7938) for my production work while also using Diana for evaluation? Do they remain separate? Can I import a 7.0 project without having it alter any existing .ipr, .iws, .iml files? Generally, what other issues exist if I wish to have Selena and Diana coexisting on my system?


Thanks in advance.

Randall Schulz

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I decided to play it safe and install Diana on a secondary machine.

After installing, I replicated my ~/.IntelliJIdea70/config directory (hierarchy) on the new system. However, I cannot get Diana to recognize that as a location from which to import my old settings. I tried giving it my home directory, the .IntelliJIdea70 directory and .IntelliJIdea70/config, and it rejects them all. I even tried copying the monstrous ~/.IntelliJIdea70/system directory, but to no avail.

What must I copy from my working 7.0 installation to the system on which I installed the 8.0 EAP release in order to be able to import my old settings?

Thanks.


Randall Schulz

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you should be able ot install IDEA 8 on your old machine and THEN copy the created .IntelliJ8.0 on the new one I think

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Hello Randall,

I decided to play it safe and install Diana on a secondary machine.

After installing, I replicated my ~/.IntelliJIdea70/config directory
(hierarchy) on the new system. However, I cannot get Diana to
recognize that as a location from which to import my old settings. I
tried giving it my home directory, the .IntelliJIdea70 directory and
.IntelliJIdea70/config, and it rejects them all. I even tried copying
the monstrous ~/.IntelliJIdea70/system directory, but to no avail.

What must I copy from my working 7.0 installation to the system on
which I installed the 8.0 EAP release in order to be able to import my
old settings?


You can simply rename .IntelliJIdea70 to .IntelliJIdea80, and the settings
will be picked up.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Thanks, Dmitry.

That worked. It even knew my name, which I assume implies it ready my 7.0 license key properly. It also had all my old plug-ins and, I fear, perhaps more stuff that I don't want from my 7.0 set-up than that I do. Plus it didn't run me through the initial plug-ins selection wizard.

I had previously tried a default / from-scratch run, had done a tiny bit of configuration and set-up, but wiped the ~/.IntelliJIdea80 directory from those runs to try your suggestion of renaming the 7.0 directory.

But now I wonder which is preferable. While I had applied a lot of customizations, as does anybody, I wonder if it's not better to start with a clean slate.

Is there any more selective way of picking up portions of my 7.0 configuration other than the wholesale incorporation produced by your suggestion?


Randall Schulz

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