Sandbox

This is not clear to me:

<from-docs>
Enter the path to the sandbox (the folder where the instance of IDEA used for debugging your plugin will store its configuration and system files)
</from-docs>

Can anyone clarify? As far as I knew, you couldn't have two instances of IntelliJ. Do they mean "installation"? Do I need to install IntelliJ twice? Thanks.

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Dave Ford wrote:

This is not clear to me:

<from-docs> Enter the path to the sandbox (the folder where the instance of
IDEA used for debugging your plugin will store its configuration and system
files) </from-docs>

Can anyone clarify? As far as I knew, you couldn't have two instances of
IntelliJ. Do they mean "installation"? Do I need to install IntelliJ twice?
Thanks.


You should specify an empty or nonexistent folder in somewhere persistent (I use
~/Development/IDEA Sandbox) to store config settings & caches. You don't need to
install twice.

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Dave Ford wrote:

This is not clear to me:

<from-docs>
Enter the path to the sandbox (the folder where the instance of IDEA used for debugging your plugin will store its configuration and system files)
</from-docs>

Can anyone clarify? As far as I knew, you couldn't have two instances of IntelliJ. Do they mean "installation"? Do I need to install IntelliJ twice? Thanks.


The restriction of running multiple instances of IDEA is that they
cannot share the same config and system directories, which you would
normally find in "$HOME/.IntelliJIdea". When you "Debug" or "Run" an
IDEA plugin, it starts up another instance of IDEA using the sandbox
instead of the default directory.

Ciao,
Gordon


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