[Dev] Intellij IDEA includes User Agreement that revokes freedoms?

bill-auger bill-auger at peers.community
Mon Jun 11 09:03:16 GMT 2018

On Mon, 2018-06-11 at 08:19 +0100, Stefano M. wrote:
> AFAIK building IntelliJ IDEA from source is a quite complicated task
> because it requires... IntelliJ IDEA[1]!
> I know of a number of projects who want to ship IntelliJ but are stuck
> with distributing binaries because of this issue.

that web page clearly states it can be built on the command line with the 'ant'
build system

> [1] http://www.jetbrains.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=983225

i gave it a try - the first thing ant does is download binary package of
'gradle' and a pile of gradle plugins as java jars - then binary packages for
'maven' and 'groovy' in order to build 'kotlin' - all of those programs are in
parabola already so this is maybe not impossible but it would be some work to
get this to build without third-party blobs

the build went for some time then choked with this error:

     [java] BUILD FAILED
     [java] build/gant.xml:59: The following modules from
productProperties.productLayout.bundledPluginModules aren't found in the
project: [intellij.android.plugin, intellij.android.smali]

the PKGBUILD is in abslibre [libre-testing] - im washing my hands of this one -
i say throw it under the bus :)

FUN FACT: this program has over 60,000 release points to pick from - just to put
that into context: on a nightly release schedule, that would be 164 years worth
of releases
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