OSX oddities, still

First, the installer does not work out of the box. The only way I can launch it is by fixing permissions on the command line. The file install.app/Contents/MacOS/install is not executable, setting the executable bit makes the installer work.

Secondly, the app explicitly requires JDK 1.4.1. I've been running it with 1.4.2DP1 (all the latest EAPs) without any problems, so can the Info.plist file JDK setting be changed to 1.4+ rather than 1.4.1?

Also, what's the status with using the screen menubar? I just turned this property on and it looks pretty nice, the only drawback being an extra empty menu item showing up. Any hope of having this cleaned up and so enabling the screenbar by default?

Finally, how about adding a preferences handler to show the new control panel? It's quite OSX like and having a preferences item like every other OSX app I think would help the app feel even more native.

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Hani Suleiman <hani@formicary.net> wrote:

First, the installer does not work out of the box. The only way I can
launch it is by fixing permissions on the command line. The file
install.app/Contents/MacOS/install is not executable, setting the
executable bit makes the installer work.


worked out of the box for me.

Also, what's the status with using the screen menubar? I just turned this
property on and it looks pretty nice, the only drawback being an extra
empty menu item showing up. Any hope of having this cleaned up and so
enabling the screenbar by default?


I'd like to see that implemented, too.

Finally, how about adding a preferences handler to show the new control
panel? It's quite OSX like and having a preferences item like every other
OSX app I think would help the app feel even more native.


Also some menu items should change. Quit, About, Preferences should be
moved to the appropriate menu (applicaton menu).

Dirk Dittert

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In article <1g61ui6.gof3ov16926dtN%dittert@despammed.com>,
dittert@despammed.com (Dirk Dittert) wrote:

Hani Suleiman <hani@formicary.net> wrote:

First, the installer does not work out of the box. The only way I can
launch it is by fixing permissions on the command line. The file
install.app/Contents/MacOS/install is not executable, setting the
executable bit makes the installer work.


worked out of the box for me.


The installer works out of the box for me too.

But I see no reason for an installer at all. Installers are so
old-fashioned. It would be so much nicer if IDEA were just a package
that I could drop into my Applications folder.


--
Erik Hanson

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