IntelliJ Installer

Hi,

I have a problem with the current installation process. Since Aurora Installer does not use a build specific default directory anymore (which is ok, because its close ot be released), my current IntelliJ directory gets updated / overwritten respectively. The settings are preserved, especially code styles, the licence file, custom gui designer palettes. So far so good.

What I do not like, however, is the fact that the lib directory is completely cleaned. Each time I install a new IntelliJ build now, the jar-archives, which I put in the IntelliJ lib directory are deleted, so I have to relocate them. In my opinion, the installer should replace all jar, which are shipped with IntelliJ, but keep the ones, which are placed by the user.

I, for instance, usually have an Oracle Driver there (used for the SQL-Query Plugin) and a jar-archive, which holds the components for the yet incomplete GUI-Designer default palette. (Someone provided a extended resource archive, which also hold the Swing components, missign till now in the default palette).

Regards

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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Thomas G?lden wrote:

Hi,

I have a problem with the current installation process. Since Aurora Installer does not use a build specific default directory anymore (which is ok, because its close ot be released), my current IntelliJ directory gets updated / overwritten respectively. The settings are preserved, especially code styles, the licence file, custom gui designer palettes. So far so good.

What I do not like, however, is the fact that the lib directory is completely cleaned. Each time I install a new IntelliJ build now, the jar-archives, which I put in the IntelliJ lib directory are deleted, so I have to relocate them. In my opinion, the installer should replace all jar, which are shipped with IntelliJ, but keep the ones, which are placed by the user.

I, for instance, usually have an Oracle Driver there (used for the SQL-Query Plugin) and a jar-archive, which holds the components for the yet incomplete GUI-Designer default palette. (Someone provided a extended resource archive, which also hold the Swing components, missign till now in the default palette).

Regards

Thomas G?lden
Munich, Germany

I have a useful workaround, which is to have a folder which I call
'update' with only the files I need to update with every build. Here's
an example structure:
update\lib\
update\lib\ update\lib\generics\* update\plugins\ update\plugins\]]>

Then I just drag and drop the lib and plugins folders into the base IDEA
install folder. Works fine on Windows.

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Regards,
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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