Questions pertaining to IntelliJ Idea and Java Development

-Is there a Linux version of IDEA?

-I have heard that IntelliJ Idea includes it's ownunique version of a java compiler.  Is this true?

-Does this compiler include the version to generate binary java programs, and not just byte code (.class oriented) programs?  Do such
binary programs remain dependent on windows, or may they run on, say, Linux?

-At any rate, I have successfully installed IDEA and got it running on my 64 bit Windows 7.

-How do I install this java compiler plugin, and where is the directory that I need to refer to in new projects to add the new
sdk plugin to begin with?


-I understand there is a GUI builder for help with java programming.  Having installed and referenced the java plugin,
how do I find this graphical gui builder (code generator helper)?  



Could I have replies to the last two so I can just test things, soon, if at all possible?

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Hello,

-Is there a Linux version of IDEA?

IntelliJ IDEA is a java application, hence, it can be run at any platform for which a jre is provided (including linux)

-I have heard that IntelliJ Idea includes it's ownunique version of a java compiler.  Is this true?

No

-Does this compiler include the version to generate binary java programs, and not just byte code (.class oriented) programs?  Do such
binary programs remain dependent on windows, or may they run on, say, Linux?

Byte code is a binary format it's not clear what do you mean under 'binary java programs and not just byte code'. Have a suspicion that you're talking about a tool like excelsior. We don't provide any built-in support for them than.

-I understand there is a GUI builder for help with java programming.  Having installed and referenced the java plugin,
how do I find this graphical gui builder (code generator helper)?  

You need to enable 'UI Designer' plugin at 'ide settings | plugins' and then follow instructions from the reference.

Denis

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