Debug Console Window

Within IntelliJ I am trying to debug a server application along with a client application.

I can't figure out how to run more than one instance of IntelliJ, which would make it eaiser to debug. I can run the applications at the same time within an instance of IntelliJ, but currently, both the server and client output debug messages into console windows - but I can only see one at a time.


Is it possible to have two console windows, both viewable at the same time?

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Daniel wrote:

Within IntelliJ I am trying to debug a server application along with a client application.

I can't figure out how to run more than one instance of IntelliJ, which would make it eaiser to debug. I can run the applications at the same time within an instance of IntelliJ, but currently, both the server and client output debug messages into console windows - but I can only see one at a time.


Is it possible to have two console windows, both viewable at the same time?


You can run two instances if you install a second IDEA with different
system and config folders than the previous (you can import the old
settings so you don't lose anything). There are ways to do this without
doing a complete installation, but the installer's easier.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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This seems like a rather odd way of doing it. I don't see any reason why you can't open the same installation twice (besides the line of code which checks to see if an instance is already running.)

Would installing it twice require another license key?

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Daniel wrote:

This seems like a rather odd way of doing it.


It's the simplest way, IMO (I often have multiple installs of IDEA for
different purposes). You can open different projects in different
frames, but I'm assuming that your code is in the same project. In this
case, IDEA jumps to your already-open project, rather than opening it in
a different window frame. That's why I suggested installing it
separately. You could create a second project and try the two-frame
approach. Or maybe you can copy and rename your existing project (.ipr
file) and then try to open them both in different frames. This might
cause some configuration headaches though, depending on your setup.
Also, multiple frames has one or two minor quirks (such as app-modal
dialogs).

Would installing it twice require another license key?


No, you can use the same license key on the same machine.

--
Rob Harwood
Software Developer
JetBrains Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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