Friday, August 15, 2008

Uninstall IntelliJ plugins on OS X

This is something that wasted nearly an hour of my time today and Google was of little help :(

At work we use IntelliJ and I am running OS X. I've installed the SVNbar plugin using the plugin browser in Idea. I restarted the IDE as asked but it would no longer come up - splash screen just hang there indefinetly.

Fine, I thought, lets just uninstall the plugin and I'll be fine.
Not so easy.
I couldn't find the plugin jars location on my harddrive (how ridiculous). It turns out that plugins go into:

USER_HOME/Library/Application Support/IntelliJIDEA70

which I found by pure stroke of luck.

Mean while the documentation reffers to:
which doesn't exist.

On that note - NetBeans 6.5 Beta is out. Oh NetBeans, how I love thee...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Some minor points & updates

Since the release of the J2ME client API for Poject Darkstar I've had 36 downloads of the plugin from the NetBeans plugin portal alone. Given that the target audience for this effort is a very small I think that this is quite a success. Too bad I can't cont the number of downloads from the plugin homepage.

Off topic warning!!!

In other news I've been lately listening to a number of podcasts and if you are interested in Sci-Fi but lack the time to read then checking out some of these podcasts may just do the trick for you, it did for me :)

There are also a large number of books available from but not all of them are a good quality read. While I took time to listen to many of them (at least partially) I found these to be excellent:
  • Grey by Jon Armstrong, not only an excellent audio book but also one of the very best books I've ever read, period.
  • Singularity by Bill DeSmedt
  • The Failed Cities Monologues by Matt Wallace
  • The Rookie by Scott Sigler, while Scott is a legend his work is not for everyone (being action oriented rather than deep and though provoking)
Why am I on about pod books? Because they help get me through my day and are FREE - and that's always worth sharing.