Moving from IntelliJ to Eclipse

How difficult is it to move from IntelliJ to Eclipse?  Unfortunately I have IntelliJ 10, and I don't think I can get my money back.  I've had it with IntelliJ's directory structure in trying to develop GWT applications.  Sometimes files go into a local directory structure and sometimes into a hidden .intelliJ10 structure and it is difficult to try to keep them in sync.  Sometimes it just serves up cached items ignoring one's changes.  When trying to create a directory structure like com/netrocam/Homesite it instead uses a dotted notation com.netrocam.homesite.  I've spent two days trying to get the application to find the module.nocache.js file.  I can't even get it to run in hosted mode.  I end up spending most of my time copying files from one structure to the other and editing them in a text editor.

Also IntelliJ doesn't seem to have any technical support.  I've never had an answer to any question I've ever asked.  All the examples on the web seem to be for Eclipse so I should have gone with it instead.

So, anyone have any experience in migrating to Eclipse?  Does Eclipse have any "Escape IntelliJ" methodology to make the migration easier?

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You can use File | "Export to Eclipse" action to generate Eclipse .project and .classpath files for your project.

Regarding your problems with GWT application. IDEA generates GWT files under .intellijidea10/system directory automatically when GWT Compiler is
called or Dev Mode is launched. You don't need to sync them by hand. Could you please provide more details describing how these files became out-of-date?
Dotted notation for module names is used by GWT itself not by IDEA.

Did you try to create and run a simple GWT application generated by IDEA? To create it just invoke New Project wizard and select 'Google Web Toolkit'
and 'Create Sample application' on the last wizard page.

How difficult is it to move from Intellij to Eclipse?  Unfortunately I have IntelliJ 10, and I don't think I can get my money back.  I've had it with IntelliJ's directory structure in trying to develop GWT applications.  Sometimes files go into a local directory structure and sometimes into a hidden .intellij10 structure and it is difficult to try to keep them in sync.  Sometimes it just serves up cached items ignoring one's changes.  When trying to create a directory structure like com/netrocam/Homesite it instead uses a dotted notation com.netrocam.homesite.  I've spent two days trying to get the application to find the application.nocache.js file.  I can't even get it to run in hosted mode.  I end up spending most of my time copying files from one structure to the other and editing them in a text editor.

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So, anyone have any experience in migrating to Eclipse?  Does Eclipse have any "Escape Intellij" methodology?

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