IDEA Problems

I’ve been having a lot of problems with my favorite IDE lately. Somehow, IntelliJ IDEA keeps crashing, without any message box and without any discernable pattern. All I get is one of those hs\_log\_pid*.log files that I learned to love so much during my own adventures in the JVM.

I still don’t know what’s going on. I’m getting an EXCEPTION\_ACCESS\_VIOLATION in native code in JNIWrap.dll. No clue what that is. I’m running Java 1.5.0_03-b07, and experienced this with both IDEA builds 3386 and 3397. It’s a pretty big mess, since I changed both my machine, the Java VM, and the IDEA build at the same time. I rolled back to IDEA 3273, and… I’m almost scared to write it… it seems to be stable.

The most ironic part is that I can’t even submit a bug report. JetBrain’s defect tracking website returns a “NullPointerException”… ;)

Elspeth Simpson, a recent Rice Computer Science graduate and one of the major contributors to DrJava, found a picture of us at this year’s SIGCSE conference. I like the picture so much, I have to publish it here. Thanks, Elspeth!

SIGCSE 2005: Elspeth, Dan, Corky and I

SIGCSE 2005: Elspeth, Dan, Corky and I


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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