Ok so first let me say I was baffled when I first booted Intellij IDEA (.idea) and had a few issues.
the line endings didn't match the cursor caret
importing the Android support
and it simply hated it when I imported my entire source code
the first was a simple settings adjustment and in the process I learned how powerful the IDE was, really look through the java formatting and support.
the second was more simple than the IDE made it look. When you pull up the plugin manager all the options are checked. They are really just folders of categories of plugins (not sure what the check marks represent as you must specify each plugin within the next screen).
The last is a real problem for me (App devs can ignore this as the IDE handles standard app development with little config needed, java and sdk paths required). I as most ROM devs deal with lots of non standard calls to the frameworks. I've tried to import the entire source code and can not get the IDE to build anything (non rom dependent builds like butter).
But I have a more another concern with this IDE... the price granted the Communitity edition is free but I I just really love using .idea then the full price is $200 :-/ (Yarly says they run 50% off deals constantly however that is a large ticket for software, for most of us).
Look the IDE .idea does some amazing things and I would like to mention some of them so this doesn't appear to be a bitch fest as it isn't ment to be (I'm really just looking for help with the 3rd issue).
So what I'm loving:
full support for ant builds
autocomplete // yes almost all IDEs have this
lots of support for all Play exporting
formatting... the formatting options are amazing
GITHUB: This is the kicker once you configure your Github account you can checkout branches with simple clicks of the mouse
... I'm sure this .idea has lots of other features I have yet to discover however I'm limited... I must be able to import my entire source so I can use the nonstandard API's we have developed.
so I'm open to any discussion however if you know anything about importing the entire source let me know.
Edited by JBirdVegas, 12 June 2012 - 11:10 PM.