What is IDEA Server?

Will it be part of IDEA or a separate product?
What will it do besides configuration sharing?



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Hello Alex,

Will it be part of IDEA or a separate product?
What will it do besides configuration sharing?


So far we don't have any definite plans for it besides configuration sharing,
and we're not going to sell it separately. Most likely it will be a separately
downloadable component like the license server.

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


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Dmitry,

Two questions:
1) Why does IDEA share JDK configs through the server?
One machine I use is XP64, another a regular 32-bit XP. The default JDK
installation paths differ between those two, and it makes no sense to
share those paths as far as I can see.

2) At least when using Diana #9545, it seems IDEA cannot start up when
it fails to connect to the server, even when I choose "Skip" at the "log
in" dialog.

Is there a way to totally disable the "client" part, for now?

-tt

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In the Plugin Manager you can disable the "IDEA Server Plugin".

Peter

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Thanks! Completely missed that one.

-tt

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Could someone enumerate exactly what is stored? Is this per-project (like an .iws file)? Global?
Is there any way to view the saved settings?

What would happen if you are running, connected to the server, and then lose the connection and shutdown? When you restart, are settings sync'd to the server? What if you've changed some setting in the meantime? Is the value for that setting loaded locally or from the server?

I guess I'm really asking to be pointed at some details here.

thanks,

jay

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Argh! It's really annoying, that's what it is... I just discovered that every time I run IDEA, it picks up the library paths of the project from the machine it last ran it on - which means all my JDK and library paths are broken every time I switch machines! Shouldn't this path synchronization be set 'Off' by default?

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2 Dmitry Jemerov:

I think IDEA Server should hold these libraries and clients should synchronize with the server and download them. And user should not care about the location where these libraries are stored locally.

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