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RubyMine on Windows 7

Written July 01, 2009 at 14:00 MDT Tagged ruby and tools

Since I moved everything over to Windows 7 the last program that I had not yet installed was RubyMine (JetBrains awesome IDE for Ruby coders). After I completed my installation I fired up the program and was presented with a great exception dialog:
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A quick search proved that the issue is with some settings in the idea properties file:

path to IDEA config folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes

idea.config.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine10/config

path to IDEA system folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes

idea.system.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine10/system

path to user installed plugins folder. Make sure you're using forward slashes

idea.plugins.path=${user.home}/.RubyMine10/config/plugins
(on my system in : C:\Users\Jean-Paul Boodhoo.RubyMine10
More specifically, RubyMine was not able to write to those folders as they were marked as readonly after install. I quickly changed the folder permissions and RubyMine was able to start up with no problems.
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