OS X Revisited

Now that DP6 is out, I can get idea to run all the time and actually write code comfortably in it. There is one MAJOR issue at hand, and that is that when you're starting IDEA from scratch, it comes up with a new project window, which grows out of control to the right and can't be closed. What I have to do is copy my settings from my windows machine and startup. After that all is fine as long as I (a) don't try to make a new project and (b) don't open a project on startup.

is there any chance IDEA folks can look at that problem and try to isolate it for us in the next build? I know you're not supporting OS X officially yet, and understandably, but this piece is a pain in the butt :)

Thanks
R

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I'm not having this particular problem with DP6, but I am having a few others.

In general, the keymaps seems to be messed up. Command-S, for example, to save a file does't work (in OSX or Default keymaps). Have to use Default keymap and do the old Windows CTRLS thing. Command-Z doesn't undo either w/ OSX. But CTRLZ does with Default. In general, the OSX keymap just doesn't work.

Also, although (SHIFT)CTRLN to jump to a file/class works, you cannot simply press return to chose the file. You have to mouse over to it and dbl-click.

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I am glad that Idea has decided to support os x eventually. I develop on a mac(sometimes) and love intellij. I think most of these bugs are probably apple bugs in their vm. Limewire will not run on their vm either. IMHO it does not make sense for idea to spend any time on osx bugs until apple gets their act together and gets a workable and usable 1.4.1 vm out there.

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Both Apple AND IntelliJ asked for us to submit bugs even in the current state.

R

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sorry didn't realize that

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Also, please fix the $IDEA_POPUP_WEIGHT environment variable in idea.sh. Below is a diff.

29c29
< IDEA_POPUP_WEIGHT=heavy
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&& IDEA_POPUP_WEIGHT=medium || IDEA_POPUP_WEIGHT=heavy



thanks!

eric

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if you try to change the look & feel then all the text, like on buttons, menus ect turns to unprintable characters (all boxes)

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This is because in the font for the IDE it defaults to keyboard. Just change it to Arial or something, and everything is fine.

IDEA is VERY VERY usable with DP6 folks. Out of the box with a mod for medium menus.

I've started double filing bugs. When I file a bug in here, I also file it with apple with a link back to a bug report here and request that apple update the report here with a comment. Apple suggested that. I hope they hold to it and update it.

R

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According to the docs with the OS X JDK, it's an issue on Apple's end. The Heavy menus have not been implemented yet. This is not,yet, an IDEA problem.

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I do have this problem, too.
And set IDEA_POPUP_WEIGHT to medium doesn't help.

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Yes it's the font problem.
After changing the font things go fine.
But the File menu still has some problems...

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DP6?? Are you sure it's not DP5? If it is 6 could you provide a link to it? At http://developer.apple.com/java/index.html I only see dp5.

thanks
charles

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Just continue to 'Download Software'. There you will find DP6 instead of DP5.

Regards,
Wolfram.

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Try not to use the Aqua LF, use Metal. Also read the apple read me on the installer, there are ways to improve the LF by defaulting the metal LF to metal and not Aqua. You have to modify a file for that. But even then, I don't have any of the problems you mention here. My problems are more a feel of slugishness, the new project window going insane, and things generally looking a bit decrepid when it comes to fonts and icons.

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I definately see the decrepid look that you are talking about. Looks like all the icons have started to decompose. In dp5 I could close the new project window by clicking on the red x. In dp6 I can not close it at all, it just grows and grows until I go to th e command line and ]]>-c. Anyone know what kind of container they are using for that? JInternalFrame, JFrame, JDialog ect??

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