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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Running IDEA 8.1.1

I've switched to IDEA 8.1.1 (i.e. build 9742) and it's working very nicely. It has plugins available for Clojure and GIT, which is nice.

Faster and more stable than 8.0 would be nice; we'll see if that works out in practice. Also, I've configured my environment to use JDK 1.6 (not 1.5) as the default JDK; so that should help with performance as well. I need to decide whether compiling with JDK 1.6 but targetting JDK 1.5 is sufficient for Tapestry releases, or whether I should switch back to 1.5 when creating releases.

Meanwhile, I've been updating my training workshop (in case I end up teaching at Skills Matter in London any time soon), and I'm switching over to using Eclipse, not IDEA, for the workshop. I think people will appreciate the familiarity of Eclipse, even under Ubuntu. There goes my chance to change the world, though!


DA_Eclipsa said...

I think some of the profiling parameters which are activated in the EAP could be disabled (iirc in idea.vmoptions ?), thus improving speed a bit, but I haven't tried it myself yet.

Curious Attempt Bunny said...

v8.1 seems to be a lot more stable than v8.0. Almost acceptably stable.

One thing that's bugging me is that it's slow enough that my intentions (or whatever Idea calls Quick Fixes) take such a long time to appear.

I'm also noticing the time spent doing a Make more than I was with v7.

So an overall thumbs down from me so far. v7 still wins.