Yes. Manifold fully supports Java 8 - 11. Manifold fully supports the Java Platform Module System (JPMS). See the Setup Guide for more info.
Yes, Manifold is an open source project available on github freely available for use via Apache License 2.0.
Yes. IntelliJ IDEA provides comprehensive support for Manifold. Download the plugin directly from IntelliJ
Install the Manifold plugin from the JetBrains repository available directly via:
Settings ➜ Plugins ➜ Browse repositories ➜ search: Manifold.
IntelliJ notifies you within 24 hours when an update is available and gives you the opportunity to sync.
Just add the
strings argument to the Manifold plugin:
See the Setup docs for more info.
We use github issues to communicate with Manifold users regarding questions, comments, and issues. If you have
something to say, don’t be shy, please go here, click the
New Issue button and let us know what’s up. We’ll respond within 24 hours and work in the Pacific Time Zone.
If your question or issue is more pressing, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll respond ASAP.
Links to recently published Manifold articles are available on the Articles page. There is always another article on the way, check back for more.
Of course if you have questions or comments, please add them here.
You probably need to update your project dependencies to use the latest manifold release. If your project’s dependencies are out of sync, the plugin tells you which version of manifold you need with in a warning message when you load your project. You can find the latest releases here.
Important: If you are using Maven or Gradle, you must update your build files – do not change the Module dependencies from IntelliJ’s UI. Please refer to the Maven and Gradle sections of the Manifold Setup instructions.
Please let us know if you can’t get it working, we’re happy to help.
In mathematical physics a manifold allows a complicated geometry to be understood and experienced as a more familiar Euclidean space. For instance, although the Earth is not flat, it helps to think of it that way when we make and use maps. Otherwise we have to reason about triangles having more than 180 degree angle sums! Applying that general principal to a programming language, a manifold allows information foreign to the language’s type system to be accessed directly as first-class types. A JSON file, for example, is much easier to deal with in Java as a set of type-safe classes.
The common definition of the word also applies. Manifold transforms Java’s otherwise closed, Class-based type system into a completely open system of manifold types.