experiences with Idea+Eclipse in parallel?

Hi world...

As a newcomer to IDEA I'm quite impressed by some features, but
others I think Eclipse still does better.

So... can anybody provide experiences of running IDEA and Eclipse
at the same time, meaning they run in the same working directory.
I could set up seperate workspace and always keep the sources
synchronized, but this is not that very efficient.

Apart from CPU/memory resources, do things collide or is it possible?


Cheers!
J

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Just out of curiousity, what do you find that Eclipse does better?

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there shouldn't be any problems
I used to run both simultaneously, never seen any problems

just don't forget some things:
do not add other's configuration files in project
do not share same output path

idea syncronizes and saves files automatically on idea's window activation/deactivation
in eclipse you have to hit F5 button

if you use svn -> you have to use same svn version
idea out-of-the box supports any svn version with on-the-fly switching between them
eclipse can sumultaneously work only with one version


P.S.
I heard in new Idea versions they can work with eclipse project configuration files
I've no idea what both of them will do if this file is changed outside durin running

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On 12/06/10 08:18, Wi Wi wrote:

there shouldn't be any problems
I used to run both simultaneously, never seen any problems


ok, thank you for this feedback, then I'll try

idea syncronizes and saves files automatically on idea's window activation/deactivation
in eclipse you have to hit F5 button


yes, this still feels strange

if you use svn -> you have to use same svn version


Git here
I prefer the command line - I tend to distrust IDEs on version control -
e.g. the Eclipse Git plugin destroyed my server(!) repo early on :-/

J

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On 12/05/10 12:00, Simon Knott wrote:

Just out of curiousity, what do you find that Eclipse does better?


I'm just learning so I may be missing a few things, but currently I'm
not happy that IDEA does file status only with different colors. My bad
eyes e.g. cannot distinguish easily between blue and black, I prefer
file decoration with a symbol signalling "changed" instead. The Changes
menu is not helpful as it needs space, decoration in the project tree is
IMHO better.

But then, maybe I'll ask a few things here which are probably supported
by IDEA but I'm too dumb to figure out ;)

J

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