I cannot connect to Apache JIRA from IDEA 12.1.4 , which is JIRA 6.1
The error is : "Read timed out".
However, I can connect to my company JIRA which is 5.2
Is there a change in IDEA support between the two? or do I need to upgrade to a more recent version of IDEA?
I'm facing exact the same problem with Apache issues tracker. It seems like some temporary issue and I'll let you know as soon as I find out something helpful about it.
Update: I mean connection fails with timeout both in 12.1, as you described, and in 13 EAP.
Also be sure to upgrade to IDEA 13 in near future because Atlassian is going to drop SOAP at all since JIRA 7.0: meanwhile our newest connector in IDEA 13 uses their REST API now and has some nice features like JQL search queries support.
Well, you can merely increase socket timeout in Settings -> Tasks -> Connection timeout.
Although I didn't figure out why connection from IDEA takes so much time while access to its REST resources via browser seems very responsive.