Missing CVS, 992, Solaris 8

I just installed build 992 under Solaris 8, using JDK 1.4.2_03

There is no CVS support listed, and no error messages pertaining to the CVS plugin.

Ive checked the plugins directory, and the CVS jars seem to be there - is there anything I can check?

Apart from a slew of code completion bugs (both in .java source and JSP), as well as a couple of infinite loop lock ups, as well as a plain old simple crash, 992 works ok on networked Solaris box without net connectivity.

As a thought - is it possible to run your own in house plugin manager server - since none of our dev boxes have net access, it would be great if we could point our plugin manager to an internal server - makes installation easier.

Nick

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No takers on this one?
Anything that I could check to try and enable CVS support (which is kinda important)

Ive deleted and re-installed, Ive got the cvs binary in my environment PATH, it works.

What else can I try? Before I spend too long on this digging around, should this work?

Nick

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Nick Pratt wrote:

No takers on this one?
Anything that I could check to try and enable CVS support (which is kinda important)

Ive deleted and re-installed, Ive got the cvs binary in my environment PATH, it works.

What else can I try? Before I spend too long on this digging around, should this work?


Yes, it should work. It doesn't need CVS executables as far as I know
since IDEA now uses it's own Java implementation of a CVS client. Try
checking the idea.log for errors.

Ciao,
Gordon

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Under 996, I still have no CVS option - only sourcesafe.

Is there a sourcesafe port for Solaris? I doubt it {:-)
Is there anything else I can check in my setup:

Solaris 8
IDEA EAP 996
JRE 1.4.2_02

Under $IDEA_HOME I have the following:
./plugins/cvsIntegration/lib/cvsIntegration.jar

My development machine has no external net access, but it is networked (internally) - maybe the plugin manager is having issues?

Where is the Sourcesafe plugin coming from then? (I dont see a Sourcesafe plugin under ./plugins)

Nick

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Ok, so here's something curious:

When I click Tools-->Plugin Manager, I get an error box popping up saying that the host cant be contacted (java.net.UnknownHostException). Ok, that is to be expected, maybe - although it would be better with a "proper" dialog box - development machines not having internet connections is not that uncommon.

Ok, so when I click "cancel" on the Plugin Manager error dialog, I get a subsequent small dialog popping up:
"Plugins list is not loaded"

Now Im wondering that the plugins are not being loaded because my IDE cant go out over the network on startup - this is concerning - we should be able to use the IDE without an external network link - I shouldnt have to have a internetworked machine for IDEA to function correctly. I dont mind not having the auto-plugin update/install stuff.

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"Plugins list is not loaded"


I think this is the list of plugins for download, not the list of
installed plugins.

TWIW, even with a net connection, manually installed plugins that don't
exist on the download server aren't listed.

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