Is anyone successfully and happily using either 4.0.2 or Pallad under Mac OS X?

Hi,

After spending the afternoon pretty frustrated with the released version of 4.0 and Pallada I was wondering if anyone else out there is happily using Idea under OS X 10.3.3? and If so what I am doing wrong.

I have installed the 1.4.2 preview (mistkane or good idea? I don't know for sure as I haven't really noticed a difference).

I have tried copying
"/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub"
to "IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/" and rename it to "idea" (replacing
the existing "idea" file) to get Cmd-H and all the other stuff working.

Still I have am experiencing freezes and incorrect functionality.

For example the SQL pluggin doesn't load drivers, the spell check plugin freezes the released version but works Ok with Pallada.

Not too mention the ghost dialogs and apple-q not working (which I understand is an apple problem which I was hoping the preview would fix but doesn't seem to).

In addition, CVS under either version is a bit of crap shoot. Sometimes it works sometimes it hangs. 4.0.2 is better than 2002, but I've gotten freezes in both.

I am not trying to be negative and I really appreicate JetBrains' efforts. I am just trying to get Idea working under OS X a little bit better. Right now it really isn't usable for me on the Mac and that's a real shame.

If anyone has any tips for me I'd appreciate them.

I'd be happy to report the bugs I find too, but I don't see reports like:

sometimes when I select CVS updated Idea freezes as being too helpful.

Is there's some good place to look for additional logging I'd be happy to examine the details there. (Console doens't seem to be the place). In short, I'd be happy to help get to the bottom of these issues and others that I find a long the way, if some one lets me know the details they require.

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I have been using 4.0 EAP as well as 4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 Release on OSX
without any problems except for rather poor performance on my Powerbook
G4 1.33 GHz compared to a Pentium 3 DELL Notebook with 800 MHz for which
I guess Apple's JVM should be blamed, not IDEA (though I might be wrong).

Michael

Spencer Marks wrote:

Hi,

After spending the afternoon pretty frustrated with the released version of 4.0 and Pallada I was wondering if anyone else out there is happily using Idea under OS X 10.3.3? and If so what I am doing wrong.

I have installed the 1.4.2 preview (mistkane or good idea? I don't know for sure as I haven't really noticed a difference).

I have tried copying
"/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaApplicationStub"
to "IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/" and rename it to "idea" (replacing
the existing "idea" file) to get Cmd-H and all the other stuff working.

Still I have am experiencing freezes and incorrect functionality.

For example the SQL pluggin doesn't load drivers, the spell check plugin freezes the released version but works Ok with Pallada.

Not too mention the ghost dialogs and apple-q not working (which I understand is an apple problem which I was hoping the preview would fix but doesn't seem to).

In addition, CVS under either version is a bit of crap shoot. Sometimes it works sometimes it hangs. 4.0.2 is better than 2002, but I've gotten freezes in both.

I am not trying to be negative and I really appreicate JetBrains' efforts. I am just trying to get Idea working under OS X a little bit better. Right now it really isn't usable for me on the Mac and that's a real shame.

If anyone has any tips for me I'd appreciate them.

I'd be happy to report the bugs I find too, but I don't see reports like:

sometimes when I select CVS updated Idea freezes as being too helpful.

Is there's some good place to look for additional logging I'd be happy to examine the details there. (Console doens't seem to be the place). In short, I'd be happy to help get to the bottom of these issues and others that I find a long the way, if some one lets me know the details they require.

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In article <24259421.1081107401764.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net>,
Spencer Marks <smarks-idea@mailblocks.com> wrote:

Hi,

After spending the afternoon pretty frustrated with the released version of
4.0 and Pallada I was wondering if anyone else out there is happily using
Idea under OS X 10.3.3? and If so what I am doing wrong.


I am using 4.0.2 under 10.3.3.

I have installed the 1.4.2 preview (mistkane or good idea? I don't know for
sure as I haven't really noticed a difference).


This could be a problem, as it is a preview. Do you see the same
problems on a system without the DP? (Please tell me you have a backup
you can try, even if only for a few minutes.)

I have tried copying
"/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Resources/MacOS/JavaAp
plicationStub"
to "IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/MacOS/" and rename it to "idea" (replacing
the existing "idea" file) to get Cmd-H and all the other stuff working.


This fixed my problems. You might want to get a JavaApplicationStub
from someone with 1.4.1U1 to see if it works better.

Still I have am experiencing freezes and incorrect functionality.


This is not happening to me. I do not doubt it is happening to you, but
I suspect this means that we have a config difference.

For example the SQL pluggin doesn't load drivers, the spell check plugin
freezes the released version but works Ok with Pallada.


I do not use these plugins. I use IG, IPP, unitTest, generateToString
and ReArranger, and have not had crash problems.

Not too mention the ghost dialogs and apple-q not working (which I understand
is an apple problem which I was hoping the preview would fix but doesn't seem
to).


This is very strange, to me. I really hope you, JB, and Apple figure
out what is doing it, as it is sure not the "normal experience" with
MacOS X in my experience.

Do make sure that Apple and JB have a copy of your system profile and
your idea.log, as that might help.

Scott

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In article <c4s6am$o37$1@is.intellij.net>,
Michael Descher <michael.descher@gmx.de> wrote:

I have been using 4.0 EAP as well as 4.0, 4.0.1 and 4.0.2 Release on OSX
without any problems except for rather poor performance on my Powerbook
G4 1.33 GHz compared to a Pentium 3 DELL Notebook with 800 MHz for which
I guess Apple's JVM should be blamed, not IDEA (though I might be wrong).


For what it is worth, I blame vendors up until they produce a profile
that pins the blame on Apple. At that point, blame goes to Apple until
they fix it.

Put another way, given a slow profile of something that matters, it is
Apple's responsibility to make it fast, but that profile is a really
handy thing. A reduction is better, but a profile is often something
that can be provided where a reduction takes real work to create.

Scott

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