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From Matt Benson <>
Subject Re: IdeaJ
Date Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:42:10 GMT
--- Steve Loughran <> wrote:

> Matt Benson wrote:
> > FTR, since I had sent a note to the list
> announcing my
> > intent to use IDEA on my MBP, I eval'd IDEA and it
> > informed me of random problems that didn't really
> > exist.  I then attempted to use NetBeans but its
> > apparent lack of a workspace concept (feel free to
> > show me where I'm wrong here, anyone) was not
> > conducive to my working needs.  SO I am using
> Eclipse
> > again.
> I use IDEA as Ant's IDE; build with ant itself. At
> work I can build with 
> IDEA, but have to do an ant run to do corner case
> things (javacc, rmic, 
> etc). It does take a while to get used to, but is
> good after that.
> what causes trouble in Ant's source tree are the
> optional tasks, because 
> we dont have a simple directory/library mapping. If
> all source that 
> depended on a specific library was in a single
> package, it would be easy 
> to exclude that package when you dont have the JAR.
> As it is. 
> oata.tasks.optional is trouble

Actually, it seems like I did talk more about this
before, but where I ran into trouble with IDEA was in
a web project.  It gave me reports of errors that
clearly did not exist, undermining my confidence from
the start.  :(


> -steve
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