New to IntelliJ - Couple of Questions

Hello -

I've been using Eclipse for the last year, but my project just purchased IntellliJ and I'm interested in working with it and possibly switching to it. I've got a few questions and appreciate any information / insight-

1. Application Run Configuration - Other than using the -classpath option, is there a way to configure a run to not use the project classpath? Eclipse has a nice Classpath tab that simplifies this process - probably just a comfort level issue, but I'm curious because I'm experiencing a few issues getting my application to run.

2. Auto. compile - Is there an option to auto compile a project as changes are made to a class?

3. Is there a way to see class level errors in the project / package pane? For example, Eclipse allows you to quickly see if a change causes errors in other classes by marking them with a red X in a package explorer view.

4. Is there a way to get IntelliJ to recognize my ejbdoclet tags in my classes and in my ant build?

5. What is up with all the spam on these boards? It gives the impression (to a new user at least) that there is a lack of commitment / resources dedicated to this effort. I'm not saying this is the case, but it gives that impression.

Also, want to say there are a lot of things I really like about IntelliJ.

Thanks,
Brian

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1. Application Run Configuration - Other than using the -classpath
option, is there a way to configure a run to not use the project
classpath? Eclipse has a nice Classpath tab that simplifies this
process - probably just a comfort level issue, but I'm curious because
I'm experiencing a few issues getting my application to run.


Why do you want this? There's probably an easier solution than this, depending
on what you're trying to do, but this would work: you could create a new
dummy module which has the classpath you desire, and then select this module
as "run with classpath of module:" or so in Run dialog.

2. Auto. compile - Is there an option to auto compile a project as
changes are made to a class?


No. (I'm curious, why would you want this? In my experience, compilation
takes 1-5 seconds, usually closer to 1, and this doesn't seem long to wait
at all.)

3. Is there a way to see class level errors in the project / package
pane? For example, Eclipse allows you to quickly see if a change
causes errors in other classes by marking them with a red X in a
package explorer view.


No, once again, clicking Compile solves this problem, without the performance
hit of having to check all classes for errors at every keystroke.

4. Is there a way to get IntelliJ to recognize my ejbdoclet tags in my
classes and in my ant build?


I don't think I can answer this question.

5. What is up with all the spam on these boards? It gives the
impression (to a new user at least) that there is a lack of commitment
/ resources dedicated to this effort. I'm not saying this is the case,
but it gives that impression.


I haven't seen almost any spam on the message boards. It seems to happen
only occasionally as far as I notice.

-Keith


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5. What is up with all the spam on these boards? It gives the
impression (to a new user at least) that there is a lack of commitment
/ resources dedicated to this effort. I'm not saying this is the case,
but it gives that impression.


I haven't seen almost any spam on the message boards.
It seems to happen
only occasionally as far as I notice.


Then what would you call the current (March 29, 2005) content of this very forum? (See attachment)

JB, I think the OP's point is an important one. Don't underestimate the first impression a new user gets from either the product or (in this case) its environment! The public forums are really in a bad state at the moment spamwise. You polished up the IDE with a nice welcome screen (good job BTW), now please make newbies feel just as welcome in the ITN forums!

Regards,
Jens



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JV> The public forums are really in a bad
JV> state at the moment spamwise.

You don't seem to know what bad spam state is. A few spam posts once in a
while is not a bad state of spam. My mail box is a case of bad spam with
between 20 - 30% spam messages.

It would be nice not to have spam though. I recommend forty lashes, followed
by stoning for the heavy reincident.




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Not trying to beat a dead horse but, as of right this minute, 7 of 15 posts on the first page are spam - and they all seem to be about making money. I would argue that half is unreasonable. I know that if I were looking at the board for the first time I'd get the accurate impression that they aren't being monitored by the company and kept clean. I think the OP's original question is valid - we all want to see IDEA gain in popularity - first impressions are significant. And, having been watching this board for quite some time I certainly do feel that lately the number of spam posts has increased. Their similarity certainly suggests they may be originating from the same place - a bit of filtering before display isn't an unreasonable request. Nothing wrong with a bit of professionalism :)
Scott

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