Plugins problem

Hi all,

I just installed M1 to see if I can realistically use it for my day to day work, looks good so far. When I installed it, I uninstalled the plugins I don't use, and mistakenly uninstalled the Javascript plugin without removing all the plugins dependent on it. Now I get a message every time I start up saying that the dependent plugins are not installed because Javascript is not available, but I can't seem to fix it. I can't uninstall them from the plugin manager because they're not listed as available, and Javascript doesn't appear in the list of available plugins.

What to do?

Thanks for any help,
Colin

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Hello Colin,

I just installed M1 to see if I can realistically use it for my day to
day work, looks good so far. When I installed it, I uninstalled the
plugins I don't use, and mistakenly uninstalled the Javascript plugin
without removing all the plugins dependent on it. Now I get a message
every time I start up saying that the dependent plugins are not
installed because Javascript is not available, but I can't seem to fix
it. I can't uninstall them from the plugin manager because they're not
listed as available, and Javascript doesn't appear in the list of
available plugins.

What to do?


Reinstall the build. This will restore the plugins.

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


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Doh, of course! Thanks!

Cheers,
Colin

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Dmitry, is there a more structural solution planned for this? It would be so nice if we could just enable/disable plugins on demand. (Restart of IDEA is ok i guess, but reinstalling is odd)

S.

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Hello Stefan,

Dmitry, is there a more structural solution planned for this? It would
be so nice if we could just enable/disable plugins on demand. (Restart
of IDEA is ok i guess, but reinstalling is odd)


Yes, a possibility to enable/disable plugins without uninstalling them is
planned for Selena.

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


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My situation would also have been averted if Idea had told me which plugins were dependent on Javascript (it did warn me that it had dependent plugins but didn't tell me which). It would also be nice if it offered to remove all dependent plugins as well, since they won't work, after all.

Cheers,
Colin

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Dmitry Jemerov wrote on 19/04/07 23:44:

Yes, a possibility to enable/disable plugins without uninstalling them
is planned for Selena.


Would this plan also include the ability to update bundled plugins
independant of IDEA releases (something I think currently isn't possible
from the interface?)



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IDEA should have the way to check for compatible plugins before load them and disable them if they aren't compatibility.

And I'm dreaming that I can rollback an incompatible plugin if a previous version was installed.

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Hello Mark,

>> Yes, a possibility to enable/disable plugins without uninstalling
>> them is planned for Selena.
>>

Would this plan also include the ability to update bundled plugins
independant of IDEA releases (something I think currently isn't
possible from the interface?)


Not as far as I know. The bundled plugins are developed within the same release
cycle as IDEA itself, and will continue to be released only as part of the
complete IDEA releases.

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


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I agree. Plugin management has been underdeveloped for quite a while now in my opinion. What I would like to see there:

  • Ability to disable/enable plugins. Now disabled plugins dissapear from IDEA, even if they are bundled plugins.

  • Ability to see which plugins are dependent on eachother.

  • A search field on the 'Available' tab so that it is easier to find a particular plugin. Searching both in the name and description.

  • It would be nice if IDEA would remember which plugins I have disabled in a global setting. Then when a new IDEA version is installed I don't have to go through the list again to disable stuff that I don't need.


S.

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