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From "Vilya Harvey" <>
Subject Re: Ant-Editor Integration
Date Wed, 18 Dec 2002 19:48:57 GMT
In the bin directory of your IDEA installation, you'll find a file called
idea.lax. This is a properties file containing all of the arguments used to
run IDEA. Any additional command line arguments should be added to the property.

Hope that helps,
Vilya Harvey, Consultant                 / digital steps /
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve Loughran" <>
To: "Ant Users List" <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 5:37 PM
Subject: Re: Ant-Editor Integration

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Slatcher" <>
> To: "Ant Users List" <>
> Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2002 06:31
> Subject: Re: Ant-Editor Integration
> > You can execute Ant targets from NetBeans.  NetBeans is however
> > particulalry annoying in that the editor marks as errors attempts to use
> > classes that it does not know about, i.e. classes not "on its
> > or "mounted" to use NetBean-speak.
> >
> > Even as I write this, I am evaluating JEdit..  Whilst it is not as
> annoying
> > as NetBeans, in so far as it does not nag it it cannot find a class, it
> > obviously cannot help with code completion on methods it knows nothing
> > about.  I was unaware of AntFarm - I'll take a look, thanks.
> >
> > Maybe I am being too fussy, but it would be really nice to get code
> > completion, and to be warned about classes not on the path when they are
> > missing from a specified javac command, and not to be warned if they are
> > not missing.  That is what I was expecting from Ant-integration.
> > Presumably editors/IDEs also need to know this class information if they
> > are to run programs in a debugger.
> I use IDEA, and take the hit of having to maintain both classpath
> But I do other tricks and have the source to apache projects I depend up
> (like Apache axis) mounted as source dirs, so get really good integration
> across the libraries I use.
> (BTW idea3.0 is out, seems very solid so far, though I'd like to know how
> specify a different GC, as with the .bat way of starting the beta
> I'd moved over to the parallel GC in 1.4.01 to get rid of those long
> that java GUI apps have every so often, and now they are back.)
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