1IDEGen automatically generates Android IDE configurations for IntelliJ IDEA
2and Eclipse. Your IDE should be able to compile everything in a reasonable
3amount of time with no errors.
5If you're using IntelliJ...
7 If this is your first time using IDEGen...
9 IDEA needs a lot of memory. Add "-Xms748m -Xmx748m" to your VM options
10 in "IDEA_HOME/bin/idea.vmoptions" on Linux or
11 "IntelliJ IDEA.app/Contents/Info.plist" on OS X.
13 Create a JDK configuration named "1.6 (No Libraries)" by adding a new
14 JDK like you normally would and then removing all of the jar entries
15 under the "Classpath" tab. This will ensure that you only get access to
16 Android's core libraries and not those from your desktop VM.
18 From the project's root directory...
20 Repeat these steps after each sync...
22 1) make (to produce generated .java source)
23 2) development/tools/idegen/idegen.sh
24 3) Open android.ipr in IntelliJ. If you already have the project open,
25 hit the sync button in IntelliJ, and it will automatically detect the
26 updated configuration.
28 If you get unexpected compilation errors from IntelliJ, try running
29 "Build -> Rebuild Project". Sometimes IntelliJ gets confused after the
30 project changes significantly.
32If you're using Eclipse...
34 If this is your first time using IDEGen...
36 Edit eclipse.ini ("Eclipse.app/Contents/MacOS/eclipse.ini" on OS X) and
37 add "-Xms748m -Xmx748m" to your VM options.
39 Configure a JRE named "1.5 (No Libraries)" under "Preferences -> Java ->
40 Installed JREs". Remove all of the jar entries underneath "JRE system
41 libraries". Eclipse will not let you save your configuration unless at
42 least one jar is present, so include a random jar that won't get in the
45 From the project's root directory...
47 Repeat these steps after each sync...
49 1) make (to produce generated .java source)
50 2) development/tools/idegen/idegen.sh
51 3) Import the project root directory into your Eclipse workspace. If you
52 already have the project open, simply refresh it (F5).
54Excluding source roots and jars
56 IDEGen keeps an exclusion list in the "excluded-paths" file. This file
57 has one regular expression per line that matches paths (relative to the
58 project root) that should be excluded from the IDE configuration. We
59 use Java's regular expression parser (see java.util.regex.Parser).
61 You can create your own additional exclusion list by creating an
62 "excluded-paths" file in the project's root directory. For example, you
63 might exclude all apps except the Browser in your IDE configuration with
64 this regular expression: "^packages/apps/(?!Browser)".
66Controlling source root ordering (Eclipse)
68 You may want some source roots to come before others in Eclipse. Simply
69 create a file named "path-precedence" in your project's root directory.
70 Each line in the file is a regular expression that matches a source root
71 path (relative to the project's root directory). If a given source root's
72 path matches a regular expression that comes earlier in the file, that
73 source root will come earlier in the generated configuration. If a source
74 root doesn't match any of the expressions in the file, it will come last,
75 so you effectively have an implicit ".*" rule at the end of the file.
77 For example, if you want your applications's source root to come first,
78 you might add an expression like "^packages/apps/MyApp/src$" to the top
79 of the "path-precedence" file. To make source roots under ./out come last,
80 add "^(?!out/)" (which matches all paths that don't start with "out/").