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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 15?

IntelliJ IDEA 15 is major update of IntelliJ IDEA released at 2nd November 2015

Download IntelliJ IDEA 15

IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.6 (build 143.2370.31), released on April 29th, 2016



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Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u51)


Windows ZIP archive (includes bundled JRE 1.8u51)


Unix archive



Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u40 custom build)


Download IntelliJ IDEA 15 Community Edition



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Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u51)



Unix archive



Mac installer (includes bundled JRE 1.8u40 custom build)



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.

Recent Changes

IntelliJ IDEA 15 143.2332.3

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IntelliJ IDEA 15.0.4 143.2287.1

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IntelliJ IDEA 15 143.2167.2

This EAP build finally addresses the old issue with the global menu under Unity (Ubuntu). Also, the built-in plugin for Kotlin has been updated to its latest RC. The list of changes since Beta 4 can be found in the Kotlin blog.

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Intellij IDEA 143.1820.1

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Intellij IDEA 143.1653.2

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Intellij IDEA 143.1559.1

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Intellij IDEA 143.1453.5

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Intellij IDEA 143.1184.17

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Intellij IDEA 143.1183.10

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Intellij IDEA 143.1015.7

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Intellij IDEA 143.870.1

The new EAP build ships with an update to Kotlin Beta: The update brings several minor language improvements and library changes.

Apart from that, in the new build you'll also find a lots of general improvements and bugfixes, including the performance fix for Spring Boot projects.

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Intellij IDEA 143.747.6

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Intellij IDEA 143.381.42

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Intellij IDEA 143.380.20

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Intellij IDEA 143.379.11

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Intellij IDEA 143.249.6

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IntelliJ IDEA 143.116.4

The new EAP build brings several improvements to the TFS integration: now, when committing your changes, you can access your saved queries, and browse work item trees. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.5239.7 (Preview)

The new EAP build bring the initial support for Grails 3.x, the latest version of a popular Groovy-based web application framework. 

The bundled Kotlin plugin has been updated to M14. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.5047.6

The Java debugger in the new EAP build got a new action called Force Return. The Rebase action is now available in the Branches menu on equal terms with Merge: supporting multiple roots, automatic stash/unstash and conflict resolve. More info...

The bundled Kotlin plugin has been updated to M13. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.4859.6

Now you can change the scope of your Exclude from Import and Completion preferences from IDE to Project. This will allow you to have different exclusion preferences per project, and share them with your team via Version Control. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.4675.3

The new build allows shelving local changes in Perforce. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.4465.2

The new EAP build comes with adjustments for red-green color deficiency; and the support for Freemarker 2.3.23. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.4245.2

The new EAP build comes with the long-awaited support for the Groovy 2.3 @Builder annotation; and the Undo action support in the Merge dialog.

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.4083.2

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3926.4

The new EAP build adds on-the-fly code duplicate detection; fixes for big and blurry fonts and icons in the Editor on Linux; and not working Terminal on Windows 10. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3728.3

The new EAP build introduces the brand new visual indicator for the running configurations. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3553.1

The new EAP build comes with the complete HiDPI support for Windows and Linux, with fractional scaling of both fonts and icons according to your system DPI settings. It means that you don’t have to tweak the idea.vmoptions file anymore, just use your favorite font (make sure to restore the defaults if you changed it), and enjoy the high resolution IDE completely. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3371.3

Now when importing a  Gradle/SBT project, you can select which modules to import instead of importing the whole project. If you’re not sure about the dependencies between modules, click Select Required and the IDE will make sure the required modules are selected.

Those who use React for building user interfaces in web applications will be happy to know about its support improvements:

  • Code completion and navigation for CSS class names
  • If you haven’t closed an HTML tag, the IDE will show you a warning
  • The Surround with action is now available in the JSX files
  • And many others

The last but not least is that now for updates the IDE uses HTTPS protocol by default. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3230.1

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.3050.1

The new EAP builds brings new UI for testing.The new UI provides inline statistics; vertical tool window orientation; and test results history export/import. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.2887.3

The new EAP build comes with a bundled Kotlin plugin. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.2670.3

Now you can access branch operations related to a particular change right from the context menu in the VCS Log viewer. More info...

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IntelliJ IDEA 142.2491.4 (EAP Opening)

The notable features include:

  • Debugger
    • Stopping at lambda expressions
  • Code Formatter
    • Adjusting settings via a Quick-Fix
  • Running applications via gutter icons
  • Find in Path
    • Preview pane
  • Version Control
    • Editing Code in one-side Diff Viewer & commit dialog
    • Mercurial queues
  • Web Development
    • Initial support for Polymer 1.0
    • TSLinter and better support for TypeScript 1.5
  • Database Tools
    • Grouping Objects in Tool Window
    • New Data Sources and Drivers Dialog
  • OS X and Java Version
    • The installer doesn't require Java 6 anymore
    • The Switch IDE Boot JDK action
  • And much more...



IntelliJ IDEA 15 Preview is now available. Learn more by reading the corresponding announcement.


  1. Windows 10 Defender now detects the idea.exe as Trojan:Win32/Repjexi and blocks the installation (sad)

  2. After installing ideaIC-142.4675.3-custom-jdk-bundled.dmg, I am unable to run my junit tests. When I try to, getting below error on event log.

    ClassCastException: update failed for ActionGroup: Run context configuration (null)[Run context configuration]: com.intellij.execution.application.ApplicationConfiguration cannot be cast to com.intellij.execution.junit.JUnitConfiguration



    1. Try disabling nonbundled plugins, please report the problem to YouTrack if the problem persists

      1. had same problem. It also worked disabling

      2. had same problem. It also worked disabling

      3. Disabling JBehave support plugin corrected this for me.

      4. Disabling JBehave support plugin corrected this for me.

  3. Is there a way to install previous EAP version? The latest one has a severe performance degradation, up to the point of being unusable - see

    1. You can view the page history and pick the one that has the prior release you're interested in: IDEA 15 EAP - Previous Versions

      1. Cheers, you saved my day (smile)


  4. m.f

    Is there a feature like take snapshot in netbeans in IntelliJ IDEA?

    1. Tools > Capture Memory Snapshot

      1. m.f

        they are not the same

  5. If I find an issue with the EAP, should I go ahead and create a YouTrack ticket?

  6. User feedback:

    Incidentally, the EAP download page claims that SHA256 is a digital signature. It isn’t: it’s a cryptographic hash. There’s critical difference, in that I can fake one but not the other.

  7. There is a problem that this program seems cannot start up correctly if there is non-ascii symbol in the users' directory name on Windows 10, it will crash.

    I have tried for several times and could reproduce it on every machine with such user directory.

    1. Thank you. May I ask you to create an issue in bug tracker ( and vote for the one please?

    2. An issue would be helpful indeed. I've installed the EAP for a Russian-named user, and it has launched without any problem. We would appreciate if you provide steps to reproduce and a crash message.

      Thank you!

  8. link for download dont work


  9. Download links seem to be broken. AccessDenied error. I tried both community and ultimate editions for windows and mac.

    1. Nevermind. It works in Firefox, but not in Safari. Probably something with my browser session.

      1. The page referenced files from older nonreleased EAP build that was removed once we started to make newer EAP build

      2. The page referenced files from older nonreleased EAP build that was removed once we started to make newer EAP build

      3. The page referenced files from older nonreleased EAP build that was removed once we started to make newer EAP build

  10. why not patch for 1183-1184