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The following has been tested against Intellij IDEA 13.1


Within your locally cloned spring-framework working directory:

  1. Pre-compile spring-oxm with ./gradlew cleanIdea :spring-oxm:compileTestJava
  2. Import into IDEA (File->import project->import from external model->Gradle)
  3. Set the Project JDK as appropriate (1.8+)
  4. Exclude the spring-aspects module (Go to File->Project Structure->Modules)
  5. Code away

Known issues

  1. spring-oxm should be pre-compiled since it's using repackaged dependencies (see *RepackJar tasks)
  2. spring-aspects does not compile out of the box due to references to aspect types unknown to IDEA. See for details. In the meantime, the 'spring-aspects' should be excluded from the overall project to avoid compilation errors.
  3. While all JUnit tests pass from the command line with Gradle, many will fail when run from IDEA. Resolving this is a work in progress. If attempting to run all JUnit tests from within IDEA, you will likely need to set the following VM options to avoid out of memory errors: -XX:MaxPermSize=2048m -Xmx2048m -XX:MaxHeapSize=2048m


In any case, please do not check in your own generated .iml, .ipr, or .iws files. You'll notice these files are already intentionally in .gitignore. The same policy goes for eclipse metadata.


Q. What about IDEA's own Gradle support?

A. Keep an eye on

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