Does IntelliJ really need to constantly index?

It is really annoying. Whenever I do a build it appears to trigger off a full indexing in IntelliJ that indexes everything under the Sun including JDK jars. It is really slow and counterproductive.

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Samuel Doyle wrote:

It is really annoying. Whenever I do a build it appears to trigger
off a full indexing in IntelliJ that indexes everything under the Sun
including JDK jars. It is really slow and counterproductive.


It's a bug. I got this exact behaviour when one of the output
directories of the project was 'in' my project tree - excluding it fixed it.
(It's a silly bug, though - there really is no point whatsoever to
constantly rescanning the JDK & libraries...)

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Groeten,
Edwin

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Same here. Sometimes it happens when I change something in my settings (say, like a font color or something...), sometimes at other times. Bit annoying, though, but I'll manage for now.

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How can you tell it is reindexing your JDK and libraries as well? After I do a clean/full build there is some 'scanning' going on but I dont think I recall seeing it rescanning the JDKs and stuff. Are you using 7.0.4?

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Hello Samuel,

It is really annoying. Whenever I do a build it appears to trigger off
a full indexing in IntelliJ that indexes everything under the Sun
including JDK jars. It is really slow and counterproductive.


Which build exactly are you using?

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
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Well, I have the same problem: I'm using IntelliJ 8M1, don't remember if I've seen it in other builds. It's quite easy to reproduce: just go to settings, click on 'ok', and it will reindex some classes...

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Yes I'm using 8M1 as well.

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Hello Erik,

Well, I have the same problem: I'm using IntelliJ 8M1, don't remember
if I've seen it in other builds. It's quite easy to reproduce: just go
to settings, click on 'ok', and it will reindex some classes...


I don't see this here. Are there any exceptions in idea.log?

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Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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Yes, loads of errors. See the attachment



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Hi Dmititry,

Were you already able to reproduce this behaviour? Cause it's really annoying that IntelliJ contantly starts reindexing some of it's JDK (and I think others, but it's hard to see) classes...

Erik

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