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Major Changes and New Features


  • JSP, JSPX, XML, HTML and XHTML parsing rewritten
  • Facet-based project configuration - UI in project wizard is still temporary
  • Background code analysis is executed in multiple parallel passes on multi-core/multi-CPU machines
  • Find Usages and code analysis can be executed in background
  • Thread leakage fixed
  • Multiple background processes support
  • "Hide all toolwindows at bottom/left/right" buttons
  • New Drag & Drop of toolwindow buttons
  • Import from Eclipse implemented as IDEA wizard
  • New Export projects to Eclipse

Version Control

  • New ClearCase integration
  • New Directory-based VCS configuration
  • Create and apply patches
  • Possibility to shelve changes (temporarily remove them from code and set aside as a patch file)
  • Possibility to configure ignored files (files which are not version-controlled but should not be displayed under unversioned files)
  • New Browse Changes UI


  • Drag & drop move refactoring
  • Extract Method: Possibility to select supertypes for parameter types; varargs support
  • Inline local variable: Added inline definition


  • Frame and Watches view shown at the same time
  • Smart step (Shift-F7) - choose the method to step in if the current line contains multiple method call expressions
  • Auto watches view - automatically shows the local variables and fields relevant for the current code position
  • Show last function return value under JDK 6.
  • Recursive method calls highlighting in stack view
  • New Mark Object

Java EE

  • New Spring support plugin
  • JSP prelude and coda support
  • JSF support plugin was separated into plugin

TeamCity Integration

  • Quickfixes for server-side inspections
  • Server-side duplicates
  • New Downloading inspection reports from server

JavaScript support

  • Initial JSDoc support
  • Smart Enter in comments and literals
  • Css properties completion / documentation is available after 'style' member
  • Specific indent settings for JavaScript


  • All CSS error highlighting was transformed into inspections with abilities to configure and individually turn on/off
  • Create selector in file intention

GWT Studio

  • GWT settings are configured for each module separately via GWT facet

Known issues

  • "Template project settings" editing currently does not work
  • Import of IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 or earlier projects currently does not work
  • Module renaming currently does not work
  • Intermittent "good code is red" problem which goes away after a reparse (for example, incompatible types List and ArrayList).
  • New layout of debugger UI is incomplete
  • Sometimes the splitter of the debugger views is positioned at 0 position so only one view is visible.
  • Autodetecting GWT facets isn't implemented yet (IDEADEV-13421), so in order to work with GWT you should add GWT facets by hand (go to Settings | Project Structure, select module, click Add | Facet | GWT).
  • JetBrains TMate is not compatible with Selena.
  • Some third party plugins are not compatible with Selena. See this thread for details.

Where to Send Feedback

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  1. Anonymous

    I can't find "Inline local variable: Added inline definition" - what does this mean?

  2. Anonymous

    During creation of a new project GUI hangs when IDEA tries to search for sources in newly created directory. Stop search button doesn't work. It would be nice to have a check-box enabling/disablig this feature.

    1. The hang is a bug which should have been fixed in the build 6700.

        1. Anonymous

          Try to change JVM version.  In my case it solved the problem (WinXP, JVM upgrade from SUN 1.5.0_06 to 1.5.0_11).

          1. Anonymous

            My bad. It's ok in 6700, but 6708 still has this bug.

  3. Anonymous

    When I try to run a JUnit4 test ( by right clicking the class and choosing "Run MyTest..." I get the following error:

    Cannot instantiate test(s): java.lang.ClassCastException: class com.mycompany.MyTest

  4. Ant integration is broken somewhat in this release. It removed my build file on startup with some exception saying something like 'too many threads' or the like. I had to re-add it and after execution - which worked but took noticebly longer as when compared to build 6708 - it crashed again with some threading related exception.

  5. It removes my build file on EVERY startup exceptions. I'll revert to build 6708.

  6. Tried #6755 and all worked fine. My ant-related problems from #6733 are gone. And it also looks like that this build is more memory-friendly at the same time. I do have a fairly huge and complex ant build script and used to restart IntellJ after every so and so much builds - because it was hogging memory I could not release with the 'Run Garbage Collector' button. Does not seem to be neccessary any longer as of yet.  

  7. Anonymous

    I keep getting an error window "Could not save application settings: null" when loosing application focus. Can't get rid of it after numerous reinstall both with bundled jdk, and without it.

    1. I have the same issue. I'm running 6755 with JDK 6 on Linux with a fresh install of IDEA and a newly created web project. Any work arounds for this?

  8. Jay

    Could you please document new features emerged after JSP support re-write?

    I've just looked at implemented RHTML support - in general it is clear, but i think it's better to have documentation about implementing some template language consisting of XML/HTML with embedded code.

  9. When something is marked New in red (or when any other significant change happens to a line item), the build number and what happened should be in parentheses.

  10. When trying to execute (build 7343) using java sun- (ubuntu feisty) I get this:
    "java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: Bad version number in .class file"

     but when using java 1.6.0_03-b05 I get:

    # An unexpected error has been detected by Java Runtime Environment:
    #  SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00002ab49f329385, pid=8697, tid=1088649536
    # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (1.6.0_03-b05 mixed mode)
    # Problematic frame:
    # C  []  catgets+0x15
    # An error report file with more information is saved as hs_err_pid8697.log
    # If you would like to submit a bug report, please visit:
    Aborted (core dumped)

    Any suggestions?