intellij-jdk is now marked orphaned in AUR. I therefore stopped using this package and switched to a manual install of IntelliJ IDEA. This way the bundled jdk by Jetbrains is used automatically.
Java fonts on Linux have been ugly for a while. Especially in an IDE it's very annoying. It seems Jetbrains started to ship a patched JDK with IntelliJ 2016. Make sure to use this JDK on Arch to run IntelliJ!
intellij-jdk from AUR.
- Start IntelliJ
CTRL+SHIFT+Ato enter action
- enter "switch JDK"
- chose "Switch IDE boot JDK"
- point IntelliJ to /opt/intellij-jdk and restart
I only use this JDK for running the IDE. For development I'm still using the opendjk packages provided by Arch.
Besides installing this new JDK I also force my java application to use anti-aliasing. To do so add the following to