I am building a very simple plugin, and have been deploying to IntelliJ CE for testing (i am coding in Ultimate). I created my Plugin project using the IntelliJ New Project wizard, and use the IntelliJ provided Plugin RunConfiguration. When I Run, it opens CE with my plugin "installed" as expected, however within 5-10 seconds, CE becomes unresponsive with the spinning wheel. Looking at ActivityMonitor the Main process (ie. CE as loaded by Ultimate) shows the memory increasing by 1GB ever few seconds.
Initially, I thought I did something wrong in my plugin (infinite loop, etc.) so I cloned a few plugins from Github and tried "running" them to the same effect. My computer can handle multiple IntelliJ's running (16GB of ram). I updated to latest CE and Ultimate as well (2019.1).
Any ideas about what is happening and how to make my "builds" usable? Thanks