Develop with Pleasure II: bugs that languish

This trip down "Develop with Pleasure" lane is to shine the light on those nagging bugs that steal a little bit of your development pleasure.

To give your bug the best chance of fixing and to help JetBrains, include a JIRA issue with hyperlink. Please add a comment about your bug in the post.

Let's stay away from bugs that are part of very recent Selena implementation and that already has JetBrains' attention - this thread is more for older bugs, the backlogged, the languishing, the unassigned, the never JIRAed.

FYI - To create an issue, go here & select IDEA feedback:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/secure/CreateIssue!default.jspa
Once you add an issue, JetBrains can track it. You might also search the issue tracker to see if your issue has already been added but not implemented.

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IDEA Projects don't show in "Open Project" when *.ipr is in your Ignore list:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-14185

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I make heavy use of the QuickFixes IDEA provides, so here's a list of such issues that are not
already in IDEADEV:

Ant: "Create Target ..." QuickFix should not create empty tags
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-12593

Create method intention isn't offered when arguments throw unhandled exceptions
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-11798

Create Constructor QuickFix creates ctor in wrong class
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-13317

Sascha

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This one soon celebrates its second birthday. Over the years this would probably have saved me thousands of DEL key presses:

ctrl-backspace: Idea does not delete auto-generated braces:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-2892

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I think IDEA should include a more recent or at least an official production ready version of the Eclipse compiler.

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-11223


Why is there a (mostly) useless "Eclipse Embedded (Faster, but requires more/leaks memory)" compiler option?

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-13237

Bas

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Smart Goto Class / File / Symbol
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-12759


(To quote the default comment from the default customer: "That can't be so hard to implement, can it?")

Regards,
Jens

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Jens Voß - http://www.jroller.com/jaypeevoss
Everything's all right just code all night
That's because I'm a good old-fashioned Java boy

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Here's a languishing bug that has suddenly become very important to us:

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-3663

Should be an easy fix too ;)

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One that has recently reared it's head for us is

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-12280

We have split our build file into parts to better take advantage of the and ]]> tasks, but this has resulted in so many "noise" messages from IDEA that the build messages panel causes IDEA to lock up for several (2+) MINUTES when the ant build runs from inside IDEA. I mean, I get the "gray rect of death" problem because IDEA is trying to render the tree view of the ANT output. On top of that, all these extra messages IDEA writes out are just overwhelming and useless.

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+10, see also http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-12280

I've recently been working on refactoring our build, IDEA's Ant logging drives me insane.

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+ 10 from me too.

This issue has been around for ages. Here's another Jira complaining about the same thing, and it was filed 2 years before the one you referenced. At least this one is in the IDEADEV bucket already.

Ant integration: Hide empty nodes + Text view like Ant's default logger
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-11517

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Hello Jason,

I'd like to see this one get fixed added too:

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEABKL-444


This is unfortunately quite hard to implement with our current architecture,
so don't hold your breath. :)

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


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I believe ant bugs are the ones that languish the most.

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-4666 (since 3436)
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-14832 (since 6700)
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-1366 (since 3354)

etc.etc.

There are 94 bugs open, most of them since long time ago:
http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/secure/views/bulkedit/BulkEdit1!default.jspa?tempMax=94&reset=true

ant integration is definitely one of the main pain points, and a part of the IDE of surprisingly low quality.

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I agree. I've been re-working our build recently, I haven't had time to file bugs but I'm endlessly disappointed with the Ant integration. I don't think I've ever seen a non-trivial build.xml come up green.

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Agreed. http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-5135 (Include jars in ${user.home}/.ant/lib by default when running Ant) has also been around for a while. It is listed as fixed in 6.0.2, but is not working in 7274. So it would be nice if this JIRA was reopened.

Ideally, it would be nice to have a global option to "automatically add jars in the ${user.home}/.ant/lib to the ant startup classpath". As an added benefit, it would be nice to have, at the project or ant file properties level, an option to use or not use the user lib directory (i.e. allow for the ability to override the global setting). Ant itself has a -nouserlib switch that does this.

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This one annoys me every time I want to update/add one of my comment based live templates:

http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEABKL-4090

Is this one really that hard to change or fix?

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(At least) two issues, that drive me nuts (some times):

(1) IDEA does not reparse correctly and shows some variables as unused
(IDEA-15361).


(2) I've reported this issue some months ago, but I can't find it any more:
Open a dialog, e.g. Settings, in IDEA and Alt-Tab to another application.
Now try to Alt-Tab back to IDEA. This will not work! I need to use the mouse.
I've tried with other Java/Swing applications running with Java 1.6_02 and
switching back to them works as expected.

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