Intellij Idea Ultimate on OSX El Capitan

Posted on April 5, 2016

Just got my new extended personal license for Intellij Idea 2016.1. Had some trouble getting it running because it now requires Java8 while I could not get the previous version running with Java8.

So the first thing I had to do was googling around til I found this: Selecting the JDK version.

echo "/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk1.8.0_66.jdk" > ~/Library/Preferences/IntelliJIdea2016.1/idea.jdk

Now Idea will start with the set jdk no matter what my JAVA_HOME might be. Check!