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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.

What is IDEA X?

"IDEA X" is the codename for IntelliJ IDEA version 10.

Download IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate EAP

IntelliJ IDEA 10.0.3
You need to have a valid IntelliJ IDEA 10 license in order to use this EAP build.

Download IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition EAP

IntelliJ IDEA 10.0.3

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


EAP Build Announcements

The recommended way to get notifications about new EAP builds is to follow @intellijidea on Twitter. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the build announcements as an RSS feed, or create an account in Confluence and watch this page in order to get e-mail notifications about new builds.

Where to Send Feedback

Issue Tracker (instructions for working with YouTrack)
EAP Newsgroup
EAP Forum

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  1. What is the roadmap and features of IDEAX?

  2. Please tell us that "IDEAX" is just the IDEA 10 codename and that you're not adopting the silly Corel Roman version numbering.

    1. (smile) "IDEAX" is just the codename

  3. Why don't you give version number in base 2? Then X becomes 1010

    1. We're just in EAP, things may change. Thanks for the idea. (smile)

      1. you could let the community suggest names like you did for diana (and selena?)

        and even let them vote. i'll just start a thread, maybe something good will come out of it

  4. I appreciate the built-in Mercurial support very much because the hg plugins provided in the past were all broken.

  5. hi, IDEA lost ANT tasks assigned shortcuts and does not allow to assign them any more (sad)
    The builds affected are IU-96.1020 and the previous one.

  6. When do you expect to release IDEA 10? Will the feature gap between the Ultimate and Community editions widen or narrow?

    1. IDEA 10 will be released in the end of 2010. So far we don't plan to move any functionality which was previously available only in IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate to Community Edition. New plugins will appear both in the Community Edition (Mercurial) and in Ultimate (tc Server, dm Server etc.)

  7. How come IDEA X doesn't start on JVM7? Java 7 is almost released, I've long ago use it as a main JRE, all progs run like a snap. Idea 9 runs too. But IDEA X doesn't, even makes no difference

    1. Java 7 is nowhere near "almost released". At the moment we are not doing any compatibility testing of IntelliJ IDEA with JDK 7 builds, and haven't investigated why it doesn't work. When Java 7 is officially released as beta or RC, we'll perform such testing and fix the compatibility problems if any are found.

      At the moment, you're welcome to investigate the problem yourself using the Community Edition source code, and if you find the problem and send us the patch that fixes it, it's quite likely that we'll accept it.

      1. >Java 7 is nowhere near "almost released" It's M10 and sheduled to RC in october I presume

        1. I suppose OpenJDK != Oracle JDK like Sun's JDK never was the same as OpenJDK.

        2. This timetable was published a long time ago. The actual state of JDK 7 development (in particular the coin-dev and lambda-dev projects) is very much different from what it says.

          1. OK, OK.

            But t'snot the point. The point is why IDEA9 starts when I put in and runs but IDEA X doesn't even start but fails silently. Since it's EAP it's in non-production state too and mustn't run compatibility testing anyway but people would already send automatical bugreports to your QA group

            I presume IDEA X doesn't use advanced Java7 closures, lambdas and other improvements so it uses only Java6-comatible subset of JDK7. And java programs I use like sweethome3D, aquadatastudio, Rssowl, eclipse run well under java7

            1. No, the point is that JDK 7 is not out, is not even in Beta yet. So, the IntelliJ people can either spend their time tracking down issues that may very well be bugs in the new JDK, or they can spend their time working with JDK versions that are at least in Beta. So file a JIRA that the EAP version of IntelliJ doesn't work with the pre-beta version of the JDK.... if that seems like a good use of anyone's time.

              1. As Dmitry said and as posted today here JDK 7 is still far away from being released.

      2. Hi Dmitry, I'm on the Lambda JSR-335 and would love to see support for the new syntax that we are working on. Where would I start if I wanted to try and add that to IDEA? IDEA X does a fine job running with the early builds of JDK7 and compiling the code but the editor complains about the new syntax which makes it painful to use.

        1. Thanks for your offer to contribute! In fact we'll be working on the Java 7 syntax support ourselves during the coming months, so I don't think we really need external help all that much.

          1. Well, if you need alpha testers for defender methods, method references, etc. Send them my way.

  8. If you are running Apple's JDK dev preview 1.6.0_21 there is a new alternative JVM you'll get by passing the following args: -XXaltjvm=bsdserver (you'll get more info on Apple's download site: I've tried it but I cannot say whether it's really faster. Is it possible for you guys to investigate it?

  9. I have a question about one very important Flex feature that isn't available for IDEA but exist in FlexBuilder 3/4.

    Are you going to implement "Flex Profiler" in this release? 

    1. We have some early preview bits of AS/Flex profiler plugin for IntelliJ IDEA

  10. Rik

    Build 96.1190 has poor responsiveness compared with previous build. After almost each key stroke I have to wait and compile errors (red symbols) take some time to disappear.

    MacOSX 10.6.4
    JDK 1.6.0_20

      1. same here, but it was worse in the previous eap

    1. Late disappearing of red highlighting is a known issue. For other performance problems, please file a CPU snapshot as described in

  11. Why license expired and could not set my own license?

    1. Please make sure that your system clock is set correctly. EAP builds now expire for 30 days after the release date, because we do not want people to use old EAP builds.

      1. does that mean there will be another eap build before the previous one runs out?

  12. Can we get a Windows ZIP for the Community Edition?

    1. Every additional distribution format of IntelliJ IDEA has a non-negligible cost to us (more time to upload each build, more money to pay for the storage space on a CDN). Because of that, we'd really like to avoid adding additional distribution formats unless there are really compelling benefits for that.

  13. Hi,

    currently I'm using IDEA 9.0.3 on Mac OS X 10.6.4 and IdeaX 98.187 is the first IDEA EAP Build I use in parallel to 9.0.3.
    Now 98.231 is out and I'm wondering, if there are any advices on how to switch / update the EAP.
    Currently I'm downloading 98.231 and I guess I can simply install it, but are there any hints on how to delete 98.187 in addition to delete the app itself.
    I would like to keep my Mac OS X clean and don't won't to accumulate stuff from previous EAP installs.

    Is there any recommended procedure on how to update EAP builds?

    See also


  14. I would really like to download the current EAP version, unfortunately I allways get a "Connection reset by Server" at about 99.9% (Tried this in several browsers and several computers).

    Update: Seems to only affect the two windows files (IntelliJ X EAP Ultimate) ...

  15. Seems like code completion is way faster in this EAP so-far.... nice work! Though I do get quite a few errors from it in daily use (been submitting them), looking forward to a build with less issues, it's looking good.

  16. someone made a typo in some property file. idea thinks it is build 98.311, but tells me that 98.331 is the newest version that i can download.

  17. I'm working on Android - and this is the first release that feels really solid to me. When I started development on Android I made the painful shift to Eclipse - which I endured before shifting back to Intellij. Even with the earlier product you guys produced a much faster if a bit quirky environment to work in. Now what you have is absolutely compelling. I signed up for confluence to tell you: "Awesome job guys".

  18. Any word on adding GWT designer integration. GWT Designer has now been acquired by Google and is freely available. It makes life quite a bit a better.

    1. GWT Designer is based on the Eclipse platform, so integrating it with IntelliJ IDEA would mean a very significant rewrite. Also, as far as I know, it has not been released as open-source.

  19. One annoying thing I've noticed (still present in 98.382) is that the popup for CTRL-N and CTRL-SHIFT-N seems to disappear almost immediately once something is found. For instance, I hit CTRL-N, the dialog pops up, then I type the start of a class name. The search results shows up, but if my mouse cursor isn't in the area covered by that list, the list will disappear immediately. This does not happen all the time.

    1. So it looks like (as of 98.402) this will happen if I hit CTRL-N to get the "Enter Class Name" diaglog, then I type something where I get a lot of hits, and the list of candidates then overlaps my cursor. Then if I type a little more to narrow down the list. As the list narrows the size of the list decreases and once my cursor is no longer covered by the list, the list and dialog go away. Does that make sense?

      1. This is still a problem in 98.486.

        1. Still a problem in 98.510

  20. I think this last release(98.382) is the buggiest since the start of this EAP. I can't do anything without getting an exception.

    1. try invalidating the caches. sometimes, for some reason, they won't automatically get invalidated and refreshed completely when they should be. not sure when this happens, but if it does, you'll get tons of exceptions. experienced this a few times with the scala plugin. can't reproduce it, but invalidating the caches always fixed it.

      1. Yep, that helped. Thanks.

  21. maybe silly question; but, any support for objective c/iphone development planned in the future?(sad)

    1. You'll find your answer here

  22. It seems that the link to 98.402 version for mac is broken:

    Not Found

    The requested URL /idea/ideaIC-98.402.dmg was not found on this server.

    1. This was a transient problem with our downloads host. Please try again.

  23. AVG is detecting Trojan horse Generic20.KYW in idea.exe.  This has never happened before.

    1. Same here. Tried with exe installer and zip archive. Both are reported by AVG SBE 2011 to be infected.

    2. The problem is caused by our upgrade to a new version of exe4j. The exe4j developers have confirmed that the report is a false positive. In the final release, we'll use a different version of exe4j that doesn't trigger the report.

  24. Hi.
    today Android team announced SDK Tools, Revision 8 (and some other updates some very important features were added such as easy debug builds, proguard integration, library projects. it would be very nice if you can implement that features at current IDEX X EAP and include it to release. and I hope that you do it. personally thanx.

  25. License expired on 99.5 ? No more EAP license now that it's an RC?

    Your license is not valid for use with this version of IntelliJ IDEA. For information on how to upgrade your license please go to

    1. click enter new license, then evaluate for 30 days

      1. Heh, thanks. Should have thought of that.

      2. It appeared as if this wasn't working under Ubuntu 8.04LTS. It took several minutes for the window to reappear after clicking "Enter License"

        1. The hang before showing the license dialog has been fixed, and the fix will be included in the final release. Thanks for mentioning the problem!

  26. Is idea64.exe no longer included? It was included in previous EAP builds...

    1. As of right now it's not fully functional. We'll fix it and bring it back in a post-10.0 update.

    What about this issue? Most voted critical issue, will it be fixed before Idea 10 is released?
    I'm getting tired of entering my SVN username and password everyday and I don't want to store them in plain text.

    1. The support for storing the credentials in encrypted format needs to be implemented in the underlying SVNKit library. The release schedule of SVNKit is unfortunately outside of our control.

      1. Totally understand that, but there's a workaround: you can use Idea's password safe to store passwords, like Git integration plugin does.

  28. Am I wrong or Groovy 1.7.6 isn't supported by the groovy facet plugin? It can't find groovy library

    1. What do you mean by 'can't find'? How do you add it?

      1. >How do you add it?

        Like this And Idea doesn't see groovy***.jar nowhere path I give to it 

        1. Which exactly directory do you choose when clicking to 'Select...'? Which jars with which relative paths does it contain?

          1. Exactly herec:\Programs\Sun\Groovy\lib\groovy-1.7.6.jar.%groovy_home% is c:\Programs\Sun\Groovy\. ">groovy" in the cmd works perfectly.

            Today installed EAP 103.14, the same bug. The Scala facet on the other way found its libs perfectly

            1. Could you please file a YouTrack request and attach the zipped c:\Programs\Sun\Groovy there?

              1. Well, it now werks fine with groovy-1.7.8-installer.exe

                Maybe I did smthing wrong.

  29. Please provide release notes for 103.14.

    Thanks and Regards,

    1. Please wait until the EAP release process is complete.

  30. Hi,

    Is it possible to make the IDE automatically prompt EAP patch download?
    Or is the installation process mandatory to install each EAP build?


  31. It's ok if you don't want my comment to appear in the blog but at least you can answer to my email (I filled it when leaving my comment).
    So, any progress on storing svn credentials under linux?

    1. Hello, svnkit now supports storing credentials on Mac OS, and it will be included into coming IntelliJ IDEA 10.0.2;

      For Linux: storing in GNOME Keyring is in progress - svnkit people say, it would take about a mounth; and works with KWallet are planned though it is not clear when they they will be completed.

  32. Is anyone watching what's currently happening with ADT Eclipse Android Dev Tools?
    Is Intellij trying to keep up or rather giving up?

  33. When I run build 103.161. I says "The JDK version is 1.7.0-ea IDEA requires JDK 1.5or1.6".

    1. This is expected. Running IDEA under JDK 7 will be supported in version 10.5; it's not supported in 10.0.3.

      1. But I have got jdk 6 installed.And IDEA 10.0.2 run pretty well.

        1. Do you have IDEA_JDK or JDK_HOME environment variables defined? Where do they point?

          1. OK
            Only works after I set the correct IDEA_JDK.
            JAVA_HOME or JDK_HOME have no effect.

    2. U put a line into file and it werx fine