I have noticed that while the IDEA documentation makes reference to the fact that Projects (.ipr) can be shared across users, in practice it doesn't work.
1. The user-specific preferences file (".iws" file) appears to be hard-coded in the shared Project file (".ipr"). Therefore, everyone would be forced to use the same "iws" which obviously isn't ideal, and probably wouldn't work across different machies with different internal paths.
2. If you open a given Project (ipr) on a Windows machine that was previously in use on a Mac machine, the project opens with a bunch of incompatibilities in terms of settings, JDK, etc.
3. The Project JDK is stored in the Project (ipr) file. Therefore, if you have one user loading the project on 1.5.0_06, and the other on 1.5.0_08, one of hte users won't be able to find the JDK (and it might get worse if it's a Windows vs. Mac issue).
Can anyone from JetBrains comment on when TRUE shared project support will be available, so that ALL aspects of sharing a project will work across users, and across platforms. Furthermore, a version that will also allow users to keep their own code formatting and other personal settings while using a shared project.