Installation of IDEA

Hi,

Each time, I install a new version or a new build, my additions to the lib directory are deleted using the installer. Worse, also the downloaded plugins need to be reinstalled. I think the installer should not delete the files, put by the user, when installing over an exisitig installation.

Regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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Another problem is that it clears out the local VCS. I am going to forgo
1171 because I can't afford to lose the LVCS for the next couple of weeks.

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Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Thomas G?lden" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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Hi,

Each time, I install a new version or a new build, my additions to the lib
directory are deleted using the installer. Worse, also the downloaded
plugins need to be reinstalled. I think the installer should not delete the
files, put by the user, when installing over an exisitig installation.

Regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany


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Only if your system path is in IDEA's installation directory.
I have mine in the user directory (along with config) and I just upgraded
without any problems (and without losing the local history, of course :).
What's even better is that IDEA does not need to fully rebuild its cache
(for project files and libraries) which for my current project would take
too long a time (to be done after every install, that is).

HTH,
Andrei

"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
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Another problem is that it clears out the local VCS. I am going to forgo
1171 because I can't afford to lose the LVCS for the next couple of weeks.

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--
Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer

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But the plugin thing is still a pain. You have to either copy them somewhere
else before upgrading or re-download after. I wouldn't think it would be too
hard to not delete the plugins.

"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Only if your system path is in IDEA's installation directory.
I have mine in the user directory (along with config) and I just upgraded
without any problems (and without losing the local history, of course :).
What's even better is that IDEA does not need to fully rebuild its cache
(for project files and libraries) which for my current project would take
too long a time (to be done after every install, that is).

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HTH,
Andrei

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"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
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Another problem is that it clears out the local VCS. I am going to

forgo

1171 because I can't afford to lose the LVCS for the next couple of

weeks.

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--
Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer

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When I upgrade I always install into a new directory and then test the
build for obvious fixes/breakages for a bit until I'm happy it's OK.
Then I copy over some of the files I changed manually such as idea.lax
and all the plugins. Copying over an existing installation is just
asking for trouble IMHO.

Nick.

Thomas G?lden wrote:

Hi,

Each time, I install a new version or a new build, my additions to the lib directory are deleted using the installer. Worse, also the downloaded plugins need to be reinstalled. I think the installer should not delete the files, put by the user, when installing over an exisitig installation.

Regards

Thomas G?lden
Munich, Germany

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It looks like it was one of the installs that did it (Maybe the 4.0
install). The oldest time stamp I could find in LVCS was 1/29. This is for
a file that I started working on at the beginning of January. I just
installed 1172 (downloaded as idea-5.0.exe, BTW). I re-checked the files
and the LVCS data is still there going back to 1/29.

OK, thx.
--
Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer


"Andrei Oprea" <andrei_oprea@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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Only if your system path is in IDEA's installation directory.
I have mine in the user directory (along with config) and I just upgraded
without any problems (and without losing the local history, of course :).
What's even better is that IDEA does not need to fully rebuild its cache
(for project files and libraries) which for my current project would take
too long a time (to be done after every install, that is).

>

HTH,
Andrei

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"Norris Shelton" <nshelton@appriss.com> wrote in message
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Another problem is that it clears out the local VCS. I am going to

forgo

1171 because I can't afford to lose the LVCS for the next couple of

weeks.

>

--
Norris Shelton
Sun Certified Java Programmer

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Where did you find build 1172, or for that matter, idea-5.0.exe?

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