Fast-open IntelliJ plugin updated
I upgraded to IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.3 recently, and so I took some time to enhance my plugins to scratch my itches.
The "major" improvement is in the fast-open IntelliJ plugin. Being a CLI guy who hates using mouse (and since I work on so many projects), the main idea of this plugin was how to open projects in IDE efficiently.
In the earlier version, I was doing this by clipboard. First I run a shell script to send the directory/file name into clipboard, then I go to IDE and type Alt+F,F to open it. While this works nicely and indeed a tremendous time-saver over the conventional "open project" dialog, it's still a two-step process.
In the new version, the plugin listens to a TCP port and just by sending directory/file name to this port, IDEA will open the project. So I now only need to run a shell script and boom, IDEA is ready to work!
I also enhanced the plugin so that it can properly open pom.xml. The plugin can be installed from IDEA's plugin center.