1172 completely unusable on OS X

At this time, I am unable to get 1172 running on Mac OS X. After first installing, I brought up IDEA which immediately reported a stack overflow error. After submitting that error to JetBrains, I exited IDEA.

I tried to restart IDEA. This time, it doesn't even give me the stack overflow. It starts to come up then immediately dies. OS X reports that the application has unexpectedly quit.

I've now cleared out my cache and tried again, but still get the same problem.

I'm planning on rolling back to 1168, the last version that was stable enough for me to use. If anyone has suggestions on how to make 1172 work for Mac OS X, please let me know.

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I just installed it on OS X 10.3.2 and it is starting and working fine. I did adjust the -Xms16m start up parameter in pinfo.list to -Xms64m, because I have found that the default setting is just too small. The symptoms that cleared up after I first made this switch ranged from being able to type faster than the editor could print to the screen to loss of focus after popup windows closed to more frequent appearances of the phantom popup window...

I'm guessing that Apple's VM isn't hadling the growing of the memory allocation pool very gracefully.

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Upping the memory makes no difference for me. It appears to happen when I have a specific XML file open in my editor.

If I clear out all my caches, including whichever file identifies the list of currently open editor files, and start IDEA, it comes up fine.

If I then open the XML file in question, IDEA opens it and starts scanning it for errors. It then pops up an error dialog that says nothing but "StackOverflowError" in the description.

If I ignore the error and close the editor for the XML file, IDEA starts up again fine (until I open the XML file again). If I restart IDEA without first closing the XML file's editor, IDEA crashes the JVM and OS X gives me the "Application unexpectedly quit" error message.

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Tim Dean wrote:

Upping the memory makes no difference for me. It appears to happen when I have a specific XML file open in my editor.

If I clear out all my caches, including whichever file identifies the list of currently open editor files, and start IDEA, it comes up fine.

If I then open the XML file in question, IDEA opens it and starts scanning it for errors. It then pops up an error dialog that says nothing but "StackOverflowError" in the description.

If I ignore the error and close the editor for the XML file, IDEA starts up again fine (until I open the XML file again). If I restart IDEA without first closing the XML file's editor, IDEA crashes the JVM and OS X gives me the "Application unexpectedly quit" error message.

Is it possible to take a look at that file?

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Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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Right now, it contains proprietary information that I can't publish here. I'll try and clean it up. Is there an address I can send things to, or is posting to the semi-public EAP list my only option?

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Tim Dean wrote:

Right now, it contains proprietary information that I can't publish here. I'll try and clean it up. Is there an address I can send things to, or is posting to the semi-public EAP list my only option?

You can always mail me directly at max@intellij.com
Thanks in advance.

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Maxim Shafirov
IntelliJ Labs / JetBrains Inc.
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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