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What is Early Access Program

We at JetBrains believe that making tools for developers should greatly involve listening to developers. Our Early Access Program lets development community closely participate in discussions devoted to IntelliJ IDEA and influence development planning, from early stages onwards.
Early Access Program allows you to try pre-release versions of our software to evaluate features that will be added to the next release.

Be Careful


It is important to distinguish EAP from traditional pre-release software. Please note that the quality of EAP versions may at times be way below even usual beta standards.



Please report errors and feature requests to our issue tracker or discuss them in EAP users forum.

What is IntelliJ IDEA 14?

IntelliJ IDEA 14 is a major update of IntelliJ IDEA, released at November 5th of 2014.

Download IntelliJ IDEA 14

IntelliJ IDEA 14.0.4 build 139.1603, released on March 24th, 2015




Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u31)

Windows ZIP archive (no bundled JRE)


Unix archive


Mac installer

Experimental ideaIU-139.1602-jdk-bundled.dmg

Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u31)

This EAP build does not include an EAP license.

Download IntelliJ IDEA 14 Community Edition




Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u31)


Unix archive


Mac installer

Experimental ideaIC-139.1602-jdk-bundled.dmg

Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u31)


Source tarball

Plugin Development Kit: Since the open-source Community Edition was released, we no longer provide the plugin development kit as a separate download. Please see for instructions on setting up a plugin development environment.

Release Notes

IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.1602 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.1408 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.1116 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.1038 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.872 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.791 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.659 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.658 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.560 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.463 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.225 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.224 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.223 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.222 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.144 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.69 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 139.1 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.2458 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.2210 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.1980 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.1696 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.1503 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.1283 Release Notes
IntelliJ IDEA 14 138.1029 Release Notes

Notable changes in IntelliJ IDEA 14

  • Code Coverage tool, Structural Search and Replace, and Type Migration refactoring have become available in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition
  • General IDE
    • The new wizard that helps configure the IDE on start-up
    • The improved Find in path action now can search within files with unknown extensions and within the .idea configuration files. It also uses indices when searching for strings that contain a part of an identifier (3 characters and longer.)
    • Indexing: upon changes in used libraries or excluded directories indexing is restarted with new settings
    • Indexing: upon changes from VCs or other external changes indexing is performed asynchronously
    • Copy/paste selected code as HTML/RTF is now available without additional plugins.
    • Plugin update is performed on patch download: one restart to update plugins less
    • Some of the startup activities are now performed in background, so many editor/VCS actions are now available earlier
      The new Code cleanup action (available via Analyze → Code Cleanup or as an option in the VCS commit dialog) applies quick-fixes in batch mode to selected files.
  • Java debugger
    • Rewritten using the new API, with unified Debugger tool window for all languages.
    • The Watches tab now persists expressions (and remembers it even after you close it.)
    • Breakpoints can now be arranged by user groups.
    • Hidden elements of long arrays and collections are displayed on demand, you no longer need to edit the view settings for that.
  • Java editor
    • Backspace smart indent makes the Backspace key aware of your code formatting settings, so it doesn’t break your code when removing indents before caret.
    • The new folding that shows parameter names for method values
  • Opening class files decompiles content with FernFlower Java decompiler
  • JavaFX:
    • SceneBuilder 2.0 is now available as UI designer so you don’t need to leave IntelliJ IDEA to work with .fxml files (requires IntelliJ IDEA to run on Java 8.)
  • JUnit:
    • Categories support
    • Parameterized tests: allow to rerun test with chosen parameter value
    • Test templates (so static imports can be preconfigured)
    • Now it’s possible to generate tests for methods and add them to an existing JUnit test class.
  • Spring:
    • Performance when handling Spring projects with large numbers of XML descriptor files has been significantly improved.
    • The Select In action now also can navigate to the Spring tool window.
    • The new plugin with Spring Websocket support.
  • Grails and Gradle now work better together (
  • Groovy 2.3 Traits support
  • Mercurial
    • The Push dialog has been improved.
    • The Log viewer loads faster.
    • The option to revert uncommitted merge and update from the Log viewer reverting the current changes.
    • Displaying of the current revision in the Log viewer.
    • Many other enhancements, including the notification about incoming/outgoing changes.
  • Web development:
    • Postfix code completion for JavaScript
    • Spy.js and Node.js now can run together via new run configuration
  • Plugin Development Tools
    • New inspections and other code insight
    • Test assistance framework: test data navigation, caret detection, etc.
    • API changes


  1. Is there a fixed plan when you release each next EAP?

    It'd be cool to have them more often. It's so sad to know that smth is fixed/implemented and you can't use it.

  2. According to MS Security Essentials, the latest build 138.2458 contains a Trojan virus called Win32/Repjexi in idea64.exe with alert level Severe. The file gets deleted immediately. 

    I have tried upgrading using the built-in "update" functionality in IntelliJ CE. Any reason of concern here? Does anyone else experience this?

    1. We have validated the installations and the patch carefully. The artifacts don't contain any viruses. Probably your PC had already been infected before you installed the patch.

      1. Same problem with ideaIU-139.69.2.exe and Panda Antivirus Pro.

  3. m.f

    In debugging, When I step over(F8) some lines it takes more than 5 minutes, while stepping over same lines take less than a second in netbeans.
    I have this problem in both 13 and 14 versions of IntelliJ.

    1. I recommend you post your question to the IntelliJ IDEA forum ( as that is a more appropriate place for such a question. You might also want to post some additional details of the code in question.

  4. Bitdefender complains about 1038 and disabled C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE. Obviously this is not your program. This only popped up while installing the EAP. I'll investigate and see if IDEA is just a canary in the coal mine.