Developing forge addons is really painful when developing and testing for GUIs such as IDEA or Eclipse.
There is no logging or visibility what happens. And logging on IDEA or Eclipse is different, and you as a forge addon developed dont really know where the log files of IDEA/Eclipse are stored and how to log to them.
Forge should have an easy API that you can use to
- log in IDEA/Eclipse log
- log to custom log file which you can easily configure
- log to IDEA/Eclipse event log / console.