Why aren't some IntelliJ plugins available for AppCode?

I can appreciate that many plugins are IntelliJ specific, but it seems to me that many others are quite generic.

Specifically, I'm a big fan of the XFiles plugin with IntelliJ which (although it hasn't been updated in many years and has a few minor bugs) is a fantastic editor tab replacement. The XFiles plugin doesn't appear in the list of installable plugins for AppCode. Does the plugin need to be rebuilt (I have the source from Derek Scherger) or submitted in a way to make it available for AppCode?

Michael

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That's actually a very good question.  I've developed a few plugins over time (e.g. SyncEdit, CommitLog) and these would be quite applicable to AppCode, but I have no idea how to make them available there... any hints?

Nathan.

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Hello Nathan,

http://confluence.jetbrains.net/display/IDEADEV/PluginCompatibilitywithIntelliJPlatform+Products

That's actually a very good question.  I've developed a few plugins
over time (e.g. SyncEdit, CommitLog) and these would be quite
applicable to AppCode, but I have no idea how to make them available
there... any hints?


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Thanks, I'll give this a try with XFiles and report back.

BTW, that link is broken but I found the content here: http://confluence.jetbrains.net/display/IDEADEV/Plugin+Compatibility+with+IntelliJ+Platform+Products

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I added a few <depends> tags to the plugin.xml as specified by that document and had to remove the <idea-version> tag to make it work. Thanks very much!

Michael

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