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Idea 7 on Mac, Java 6

Sonny Gill
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Hi Dmitry,

So, I noticed that Idea 7 on linux requires Java 6.
Is there anything missing in Idea 7 on Mac because there is no Java 6 on Mac yet?

Thanks.


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Interesting. I didn't realize that IJ7 required Java 6 on other platforms. I seem to be running it fine (with the occasional hang) on OS X Tiger with Java 5.


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Sonny Gill
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I just checked the IDEA download page again, only the Linux version as listed as requiring JDK 1.6, but not Windows and Mac OS.

Is the 'occasional hang' something you are only started to get with IJ7?
I use IJ6 on OS X Tiger, and I don't remember it hanging at all.
Sonny Gill
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While we are at it, anybody knows how is IJ7 playing with Mac OS Leopard?
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I've installed Leopard on my Power Mac at home, but aside from starting up IJ7 (which seemed to go just fine), I haven't had much of chance to give it a good run for its money.
Dmitry Jemerov
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Hello Sonny,

The Mac version of IntelliJ IDEA 7 is built with JDK 1.5. This only affects performance - there are no features missing.

As for Leopard, it's a mixed experience. On one hand, the Leopard version of Java fixes a few critical issues which can cause hangs of IntelliJ IDEA 7 when running under Tiger. On the other hand, there are some UI glitches specific to Leopard. Some of those glitches will be fixed in IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.2, while others seem to be Apple bugs.

Users have also reported that Java applications including IntelliJ IDEA don't work well with the Spaces feature on Leopard.


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Sonny Gill
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Thanks, guys
 
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