Console troubles

Hi,

  I've just installed EAP build 802. Looks like Rails console feature doesn't work for me.
  The console starts OK, but I cannot type any command in it
  I'm on MacOSx.

  Regards,
  KIR



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Kir,

Console contains of two windows
1. console output (readonly)
2. input editor with ruby highlighting

(See rails_console2.png)
May be you tried to type in upper (readonly) part?

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(See rails_console2.png)
May be you tried to type in upper (readonly) part?


   Exactly. Stupid me - I saw the cursor in the top panel, and I got >> invitation there.
   But I think this may be confusing not only to me.

   Thanks,
   KIR

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Hello Kirill,

Maybe it would be more convinient not to show empty line >> waiting for input at all?

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Oleg,

May be we should just set focus to "input" tab instead of "output"? Or add short label to "input" tab which will explain purpose of the tab. The third way is to set non white background for the "output" panel.

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Hi,

I think the best approach would be to provide the same user experience as "real" console, with one panel.
The alternative, IMO, is something like:
- place focus to input panel
- add a label to input panel, like "Enter ruby command"
- disallow placing focus to output panel

BTW, as I understand, you can integrate irb the same way, but not only for rails applications?

Regards,
KIR

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Hello Maxim,

I think the best approach would be to provide the same user experience as "real" console, with one panel.
The alternative, IMO, is something like:
- place focus to input panel
- add a label to input panel, like "Enter ruby command"

- disallow placing focus to output panel

See http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/RUBY-3462

BTW, as I understand, you can integrate irb the same way, but not only for rails applications?

Actually we have some plans to integrate IRB console most likely after 1.0 realease.

Thanks,
Oleg

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Problem with default focus position was fixed a while ago. Will be available in coming EAP.

Regards,
Oleg

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