Showing errors in the Project tree

I looked in the tracker, but couldn't find a request. Has there been any talk about adding highlighting in the Project tree to show errors and/or file changes. This is one of the only features I like in Eclipse, and would love to see it in IDEA. It could even be a plugin (although I don't know the internal workings of IDEA enough to know how feasible this would be).

Does anyone know if there has been any talk of this? Have I overlooked a tracker issue? Should I post this to the tracker as a feature request, or to the wiki as a plugin idea?

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Bryan Young wrote:

I looked in the tracker, but couldn't find a request. Has there been
any talk about adding highlighting in the Project tree to show errors
and/or file changes.


http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=4149

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=7723

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Disappointing that this isn't "planned" yet.

Jonas Kvarnström wrote:

Bryan Young wrote:

>> I looked in the tracker, but couldn't find a request. Has there been
>> any talk about adding highlighting in the Project tree to show errors
>> and/or file changes.


http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=4149

http://www.intellij.net/tracker/idea/viewSCR?publicId=7723


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This has long been discussed, but never committed to by JetBrains. To the best of my knowlege, there is no OpenAPI access to the Project view, so creating a plugin to do this would be impossible (short of creating an entirely new project view, which seems like overkill).

--Dave Griffith

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Thanks for the help. I threw in some more votes.

Its interesting that no one from Jetbrains has posted an opinion in the tracker conversation. I wonder if there is a technical limitation to doing this (the expense of processing might be high). I know keeping state for that information causes all kinds of problems in Eclipse.

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