Just a little bit; I tried out the prerelease of IntelliJ IDEA 7.0, and I liked it enough after some rough handling in casual use to actually pony up for a license now that it’s officially released. Like Netbeans, a default install does a whole lot more things I’d like an IDE to do than Eclipse does, and like Netbeans and unlike Eclipse, it’s failed to crash randomly on me. Yep, the prerelease was pretty smooth. Now that I’ve actually fallen for that old trick, although I tried the release (build 7361) on three different operating systems with a total of five different JVMs, I can’t get it to run. If I were to run a guessing game, I would not award points for guessing which platform provides the least help in figuring out what might be the problem. Essentially, the startup sequence seems to be going into an infinite loop looking for an error handler that isn’t there.
Now, of course, this thing had better ought to be really good.
update: what appears to have solved my problem is changing the options for the JVM that IntelliJ runs in; namely, make sure to add -Doldlicenseserver to them (which file to edit depends on the platform).