Intellij does not start on Mac 10.7 Lion

Intellij does not start after I installed Mac 10.7 Lion on my MBP. Since the update removes JDK 5 , I also installed 1.5.0.

My java version shows the right JDK.
java version "1.5.0_30"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_30-b03-389-11A511)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_30-161, mixed mode, sharing)

Is there an error log I can look at ?

Any help would be appreciated.

K

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Hello Kapil,

Which version of IntelliJ are you trying to use? IntelliJ 10 uses JDK 1.6,
so it cannot be run under JDK 1.5, and you shouldn't install it manually.

Intellij does not start after I installed Mac 10.7 Lion on my MBP.
Since the update removes JDK 5 , I also installed 1.5.0.

My java version shows the right JDK.
java version "1.5.0_30"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build
1.5.0_30-b03-389-11A511)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_30-161, mixed mode, sharing)
Is there an error log I can look at ?

Any help would be appreciated.


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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
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I doubt that there is a clean possibility to install Java 1.5 on OS X 10.7,
because even for OS X 10.6 it screwed up the Java installation (according to
what Mike Swingler from Apple told).

Tom

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I am using Intellij 9.0.3 with java 1.5.0_30. I also tried reinstalling Intellij 9.0.4.

I dont want to shift to java 1.6 yet.

Thanks,
K

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The intellij 9.0.3/9.0.4 icon just keeps bouncing. No logs in Library/Logs/IntelliJIdea90/ too.

There should be something that Intellij is looking at before starting up. It should be more than looking at JAVA_HOME.

Eclipse starts fine on Mac OS 10.7(Lion) with Java 1.5 (with JAVA_HOME) pointing to it.

Is there a safe mode or an error log that I can look into for Intellij ?

K

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Just because IntelliJ uses Java 1.6 to run doesn't mean  you have to switch all of your projects to Java 1.6. You are confusing the environment IntelliJ needs with the environment for your projects.

Either way, Java 1.5 reached end of life on October 8th, 2009, time to thing about stop using it (unless you need Java 1.5 so you can deploy to older j2ee containers, like Weblogic 9)

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Java 1.5 doesn't appear as easy to put on Lion as it was SL, but still possible. (it was trivial on SL to get 1.5)

http://www.s-seven.net/java_15_lion

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Eclipse does not require AWT/Swing. IDEA does. Java 1.5 was not supported by
OS X 10.6 and it is neither on OS X 10.7. Most likely you've got an
incompatible Java installation now. I recommend to reinstall OS X 10.7.

Tom

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It might look OK, but it is no supported version and if you have problems
with Java 1.5 on OS X 10.6 and 10.7, the only one which you can blame is
yourself.

Tom

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I don't see anyone trying to blame anyone for anything??? Some people still need Java 1.5 to deploy to older web containers.

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I don't see anyone trying to blame anyone for anything???


Sure? Didn't the original poster blamed IDEA not to run on his machine? At
least this is how it sounded to me, especially this thread's subject.

Tom

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I have the same problem. Using IntelliJ9.0.4 on Lion OSX. When I click the start icon it starts bouncing and then nothing happens. I have tried to reinstall IntelliJ but that makes no difference. IntelliJ 10 seems to work.

I have also installed JDK 1.5 but I need that to run my other development environments and therefore reinstalliing osx 10.7 is not an option for me. Any other suggestions to get Intelli9 running or what to look for?

UPDATE: If I create the /Users/<username>/.IntelliJIdea90/system/log folder manually (cause I didn't even had a .IntelliJIdea90- folder) and then start IntelliJ with the bin/idea.sh script I can get it going.

/Alex

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I have also installed JDK 1.5 but I need that to run my other development environments


Why not fix your "other development environment" so it can run with Java 1.6?

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Well that is not an option either I'm afraid. Some Netbeans plugins out of my control require it to work.

/Alex

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