jill wrote:are you sure that 80% of the java users you are trying to address use non-IntelliJ solutions?
Yes, quite sure. 80% only accounts for Eclipse-based IDEs. If you add NetBeans (the #2 player), it would be higher than 80%. We have a dedicated tele-sales force who spend their days calling companies doing Java development (without regard to IDE). They rarely encounter any IntelliJ usage, so I would have to say that it is barely on our radar.
jill wrote:I'm talking about teams focused on UI design. IntelliJ, in my experience, has a strong appeal to the GUI design crowd
I have seen no evidence for that relative to other Java IDEs.
I even took a look at the IntelliJ Swing GUI builder and was not that impressed. Better GUI builders are available for Eclipse and NetBeans. The use of proprietary .form files for storing layout info would be a non-starter for most folks.
We occassionally see interest in add-ons for NetBeans, but very rarely see any interest in anything IntelliJ-related. Looking at the list of add-ons
available for IntelliJ, there does not appear to be much of a market.