git clone this repository into a local directory named
fidl-plugin (the name is important - it is referenced by the IntelliJ configs stored in the
/.iwjb folder). This may be done from either the command line or the built in IntelliJ git interface.
If you do not already have Bazel, install the command line
bazel package, following the instructions for your platform.
Next, install the following 3 IntelliJ plugins. While not strictly required, using these will make working on the FIDL plugin a much smoother experience:
If you are using the Bazel plugin mentioned above, you should have a
Build Plugin Run Configuration preloaded in IntelliJ for you. You may also build from the command line by navigating to the
fidl-plugin directory and invoking the following command:
bazel build :fidlplugin
To test plugin changes, you'll need to go through the laborious process of reloading the plugin from source, then restarting IntelliJ to view your changes. The plugin can be reloaded as follows:
Repeat the above each time you make a change. Note that there may be a more ergonomic workflow that integrate with IntelliJ's “Run...” functionality to automatically build and run a sandboxed copy of IJ with your plugin installed. If you figure out how to do this, please update this document with instructions.
If you add/remove BNF rules, make sure to update the relevant generated
.java dependencies in the