License Certificat As an open source developer on the Apache Camel project I received a free license for Intellij IDEA 8.x today in my mail box. Thanks Jetbrains.
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As a constant user of IDEA for the last 6+ years I am glad that IDEA 8.x has been focused on faster startup time. I am glad that you can install the plugins that you need and especially the ones you don't need. Oh and by they way they have bundled my plugin now.
The announcement of the release has hit the server side, so you can go there and enjoy the IDE wars that tend to get started when personal feelings is involved with your favorite tool.