Problems following Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2

Hi,

Since taking Apple's latest upgrade for Java, Idea will not load a project. It slowly grinds to a halt with "Scanning files.... Processing module ]]> library sources...."

I've gone into my Idea configuration file (/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.4.app/Contents/Info.plist) and raised the max memory VMOption to 1024m, but that has not helped.

This is on a Macbook Pro with 4GB of RAM, with "java -version" returning:

java version "1.5.0_16"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_16-b06-284)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_16-133, mixed mode, sharing)

Has anyone else experienced this, and what did you do about it?

Thanks in advance.

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This is happening to me too, except it's stuck in some kind of loop and using 100% of one of the CPU's. I think we need to wait for a fix from JetBrains.

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I've fixed the problem, although I have not determined what exactly happened.

Basically, I needed to completely wipe out my /Users/]]>/Library/Caches/IntelliJIDEAXX directory and allow IDEA to rebuild things from scratch. IDEA treated the missing cache folder somewhat like a re-install, in that I had to re-enter my user name, license key and re-establish some user preferences. I was then able to reopen my .ipr files, within which I had to create a new Project JDK, pointing at Apple's new Java version (1.5.0_16 in this case). Full source-code rebuilds got everything back in business from there.

Thanks to Serge Baranov with his assistance in this matter.

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I experienced the same thing.

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I think it is removing the ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIDEA70 directory that fixes this problem. At least that was the only thing that fixed this problem for me.

After removing this directory: when you start IntelliJ IDEA it acts like it was just installed and will successfully reopen my .ipr project file.

Edited by: Carl Watts on Sep 26, 2008 9:42 PM

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Interestingly, I am still using IDEA 7.0.2, and after updating to Java Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2, I have not had any problems.

I guess the problem is with something introduced between the releases.

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I'm using IntelliJ 7.0.4 on Mac OS X 10.5.5 with Update 2, but I haven't encountered any of these problems...

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The only remaining problem I have with using IDEA 7.0.4 after installing the Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 is with proportional font display while using IDEA. I prefer using a proportional font in my text editors and have IDEA set to use Verdana. That worked fine up until installing the Java for Mac OS X 10.5 Update 2 but now while editing text in the IDEA editors the display of individual characters gets messed up so characters are often displayed incorrectly around the insertion point.

I tried switching to different Look & Feels within IDEA but that didn't solve the problem. I also tried the IDEA 8 beta but it also displays the problem.

The only way I've found to solve the problem is to set IDEA to use a monospaced font in the editors and to not use a custom Look & Feel font.

If anyone else is NOT seeing this problem using IDEA on their Mac or has seen the problem but found a way around it, it would be good to know.

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