How is Max OSX and IDEA?

Hello,

Long time pc user and thinking of buying a mac. (not sure which model, suggestions?)
Anyway, how does IDEA run under mac?
In general how is web development under mac as compared to pc?

p.s.
Is the deadline still Jan. 15 for the 200.00 offer?

Thanks
Frank

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Idea 3.0x/JDK 1.4.1 is still very much beta on MacOS X - I have gone back to Idea 2.6 for now, but I'm sure it won't be too long before Apple do a production release of their JDK 1.4.1, and Intellij will no doubt do a matching release of Idea.
I've got PCs and Macs, and I whilst I like building my own custom PCs, for ease of use and an integrated feel, you can't beat a Mac. I'd suggest going for a laptop Mac, because of their long battery life and built-in expansion/connection capabilities.

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"Frank Rocco" <jiveadmin@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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Long time pc user and thinking of buying a mac. (not sure which model,

suggestions?)

The iBook and the new 12" PowerBook G4 have a 640 MB RAM limit. (It's
possible that if you could buy a 1 GB DIMM you could get 1152 MB, but I
don't know; my old HP laptop had a limit of 256 MB no matter what size DIMM
you put in.) The other PowerBooks have a 1 GB limit, as do the iMac and
eMac; the G4 tower has a 2 GB limit.

I've found that IDEA loves RAM, and I'm not sure if 640 MB will be enough in
the future to run the OS plus IDEA plus other things you might want to run.
On the other hand, Mac OS X's virtual memory might be good enough that 640
MB will be enough.

So I guess what I'm saying is: take the RAM limit into consideration but I
have no idea if it will really be a problem.


Erik


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"Frank Rocco" <jiveadmin@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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Long time pc user and thinking of buying a mac. (not sure which model,
suggestions?)


I also wonder if IDEA will take advantage of the PowerMac G4's multiple
processors. Does anyone know if one JVM will spread it threads across
multiple processsors automatically?


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Erik Hanson wrote:

"Frank Rocco" <jiveadmin@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>>Long time pc user and thinking of buying a mac. (not sure which model,
>>suggestions?)


I also wonder if IDEA will take advantage of the PowerMac G4's multiple
processors. Does anyone know if one JVM will spread it threads across
multiple processsors automatically?


I would be extremely surprised if it didn't.

Ciao,
Gordon

--
Gordon Tyler
Software Developer, R&D
Sitraka (now part of Quest Software)
"Performance is Mission Critical"

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While IDEA and OS X is till beta, I am NOT as productive on my PC. There will be another DP release for JDK 1.4.1 soon, and that should work better. I don't think you'll be dissapointed with anything you need to do on the mac with web development. I do that all the time (using Struts, jsp, servlet, etc...) and it rocks. I've run Tomcat, JBoss and Resin in IDEA with the plugins on the mac with no real problems. I run on a PowerBook G4 with 1 gig of RAM, but everything ran fine with 512 too... so...

R

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I had just upgraded to windows Macromedia Studio MX and asked if I could return it for a mac version. They will take it back, but I have to pay the full price for the mac version.
So there is another hole in moving to a mac.

I'm still trying to decide on IDEA over Sun Studio One CE also.

Thanks

Frank

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Which raises the question of whether IDEA has been tested in multi-processor mode. In theory, it's just threads, and the number of processors doesn't matter. In practice, I've never moved an application from single-proc to multi-proc without unmasking a bunch of race conditions and other such threading issues.

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No contest... especially on the Mac platform. Sun ONE runs like a one-legged dog on the PC, and performs worse on OSX.

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When trying to compile using intellij and 1.4.1 as a target i get

HotSpot not at correct Virtual address. Sharing disabled
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ClassNotFoundException -verbose
at java.lang.Class.forName0(Native Method)
at java.lang.Class.ForName(Class.java:140)
at com.intellij.rt.compiler.JavacRunner.main(JavacRunner.java:24)
Error:The compiler did not terminate normall. Exit code is 1

The code will compile and run outside of intellij using 1.4.1 or using intellij at jdk 1.3.1


anyone know how to fix this?

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