IDEA 6.0 Beta coming: plea for a feedback

Hi All,

we're going to release IDEA 6.0 Beta soon and really need your feedback either
positive and negative.
Feel free to step up with any issues that bother you most in latest EAPs,
we'll consider fixing them as soon as it possible.
Anyway, this will not be a released version of any kind so if we won't
actually fix your favorite pet issue in Beta we still have plenty of time
to fix before it actually goes GA.

Thanks in advace

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Maxim Shafirov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"


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All very true .....

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Autocompletion inserting an unquoted attribute in a HTML file is WRONG, even if it is ok in HTML. I have already submitted this and the answer was "it is allowed in HTML". (By the way, I am using xhtml.)

Where are all the features that were advertised ? Visual JSF/JSP/HTML Designer ? JBoss support ?

beta 6 automatically opens last project opened in version 5 and then completely scramble deployement configurations used with JBoss. The least would be that it asks before opening ! Better would be that it does not share configuration data (such as last opened project) with previous version so that one can use the beta and the former version on the same machine.

Sorry for not being able to point other issues. My beta6 testing only lasted 3 minutes (the time to open it and see that the open project could not be used) plus 3 hours to restore configuration. (What about configuration data under VCS ?)

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MultiModule Debugging !!!!!

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Hello Ralf,

RK> MultiModule Debugging !!!!!

Pardon?

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With 5581 I can reliably reproduce this, for CVS at least.

In an unmodified file that is already in cvs, make a modification. You
get changebars showing. Save the file, they disappear. :(

Simple as that.

N.

Dmitry Jemerov wrote:

Hello Hani,

HS> Yes,the losing changebars issue has been present for months now.
HS> It's very depressing. I didn't bitch about it because I assume that
HS> something this obvious would be quickly fixed!

Unfortunately finding specific steps to reproduce this particular issue
is not as obvious. We've made some fixes in 5561, but looks like it's
not a complete fix.

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Yep I can do exactly the same, except I use Subversion.

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Same here.

Nathan Brown wrote:

With 5581 I can reliably reproduce this, for CVS at least.

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In an unmodified file that is already in cvs, make a modification.
You get changebars showing. Save the file, they disappear. :(

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Simple as that.

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N.

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Dmitry Jemerov wrote:

>> Hello Hani,
>>
>> HS> Yes,the losing changebars issue has been present for months now.
>> HS> It's very depressing. I didn't bitch about it because I assume that
>> HS> something this obvious would be quickly fixed!
>>
>> Unfortunately finding specific steps to reproduce this particular
>> issue is not as obvious. We've made some fixes in 5561, but looks
>> like it's not a complete fix.
>>

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In latest EAP build (5581), when I open Project Roots dialog, if a module has focus when Project Roots dialog shows, IDEA doesn't show module's settings. I need to click on its icon to show its settings.

And sometimes, when I click twice (not double click, click 2 times to change module's name) on the module's icon in Project roots tree, the icon of the module is changed (example: from Java module icon to Web Module icon or Library icon)

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Apparently this is "really" fixed in the next EAP
See http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEADEV-7311
R

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Ant integration still does not work well in lastest EAP, build 5581 (check my build files)

Example:

In my build.properties, it does not contains "javadoc.dir", "javadoc.windowtitle", "javadoc.title" properties. And in my build.xml, it does not contains "src.fs" fileset. But IDEA only found problem with "src.fs".

If I fix "src.fs", IDEA will show problems with "javadoc.dir" and "javadoc.windowtitle".

After I fix "javadoc.dir" and "javadoc.windowtitle", IDEA still can not found probem with "javadoc.title".

        
            

            
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Hello t800t8,

Could you please file a JIRA request for this problem?

t> Ant integration still does not work well in lastest EAP, build 5581
t> (check my build files)
t>
t> Example:
t>
t> In my build.properties, it does not contains "javadoc.dir",
t> "javadoc.windowtitle", "javadoc.title" properties. And in my
t> build.xml, it does not contains "src.fs" fileset. But IDEA only found
t> problem with "src.fs".
t>
t> If I fix "src.fs", IDEA will show problems with "javadoc.dir" and
t> "javadoc.windowtitle".
t>
t> After I fix "javadoc.dir" and "javadoc.windowtitle", IDEA still can
t> not found probem with "javadoc.title".
t>
t>

  unless="share.docs.notRequired">
t>  windowtitle="${javadoc.windowtitle}">
t> 
t> 
t> ${javadoc.title}
t> 
t>  href="http://java.sun.com/j2se/${javadoc.jse.version}/docs/api" />
t> 
t> 
t> ]]>

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I want to use my own formatter for GregorianCalendar in the debug view.
So i made a TypRenderer for java.util.GregorianCalendar.
I want to use the following expression (for rendering)
com.TTC_Informatik.Tools.StringTools.greg2StringFormatedMitSekundengenauerUhrzeit(this)
which is a public final static method in StringTools.
But in the Debug Frame window i get the following error:
dat: java.util.GregorianCalendar =
{java.util.GregorianCalendar@2456}unable to evaluate the expression Type
is unknown for 'com.TTC_Informatik.Tools.StringTools'

What is wrong ?

mfg
Carsten

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IDEA is probably punishing you for having such a stupid method name.

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Hani Suleiman schrieb:

IDEA is probably punishing you for having such a stupid method name.


That's something i didn't thought of before.
I renamed the method to HaniSuleimanForPresident(this) but it's still
not working ;)

mfg
Carsten

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Dmitry Jemerov wrote:

Hello Sascha,

SW> Yep, although it needs serious testing and polishing. Copy/Paste and
SW> Drag-and-drop sometimes don't work as expected
Any details?


http://www.jetbrains.net/jira/browse/IDEA-8763

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Glen Stampoultzis wrote:

3. The project roots is a step backward in some ways. It has cleaned up some of the tabs but it just feels a bit alien. I think it's the tree structure on the left. It feels a bit arbitrary.


I have to agree with this. A couple of days ago I set up the latest
beta on a new machine without copying my old settings. Loading an old
project was no problem but of course there were no JDKs defined.
Defining one was no problem but it took me quite a while until I
realized how to say it was going to be active for my problem. I might
have been tired but it just never occurred to me that the "Modules" item
was anything else than a folder containing my modules. Clicking "Global
libraries", "JDKs" and so on just brings up help texts and I guess I
assumed this would be the same for the "Modules" item. I definitely
didn't guess that it would contain a bunch of project-wide settings.

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Library management is a disasterous mess. I'm not sure why you guys feel the need to change how libraries are configured every single release of the tool, but this one is by far the worse. It doesn't even make any sense at the moment - its a mismash of two different concepts, creating libraries that you want for everything and assigning those to the projects. It doesn't help that you have to click off to the classpath tab in order to make things work properly.

There is nothing easy or pleasureful about library management in the current IDE. Please gut it in its entirety and start from scratch using the usability model of the prior version as a guide. And note, its not that the previous version is the best in the world, its that this version is just a mess that it makes the old version MUCH more usable.

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