New Shelved status
In recent years, we have been getting more and more suggestions in our issue tracker on how we could improve our product, and we really appreciate your ideas and enthusiasm! While all these are incredible suggestions in their own right, unfortunately, we can’t implement all of them as fast as we’d like to.
We're determined to work on the task of bringing more transparency to our roadmap. As part of this bigger effort to give a more realistic insight into the features we are going to implement from your suggestions, we need to break all the suggestions down into priorities. Things that we will work on and things that would be good to have, but right now we can’t allocate resources to them - so we decided to create a new status for YouTrack issues - “Shelved”.
“Shelved” is the new status given to submitted issues that we have reviewed and decided while they have merit, and could be a good thing to implement at some point, currently we cannot plan for them. So we have “shelved” them so they may be considered in the future.
Why do we need this new status?
We want to share our plans with you, and to give a clearer picture of what the next several releases of the IntelliJ-based product are going to bring. If a suggestion is in the “Open” status - it means that we’ve started working on it, while some other issues that we don’t plan to implement in the foreseeable future will receive a “Shelved” status.
Does this mean that you’ll never implement this feature?
Actually no, it just means that it’s not a priority task for us right now, but the situation may change, and we may take some of your suggestions from the shelf at any time and implement them. Nevertheless, “Shelved” issues are not included in the planning & development process and don’t have any ETA. You can make us rethink our decision by upvoting issues, and by sharing more information about your potential use cases.
What if there is a feature I really need?
We try to do our best to implement features based on the product vision and user feedback, though it’s impossible to implement everything. However, IntelliJ IDEA is built on an open source platform and we have close to 3000 plugins providing a variety of functionality that isn’t directly available in the product. In addition to this, with the launch of the marketplace, we foresee this number growing.
We want to say a big thank you for all the bug reports that you have been submitting to our issue tracker, and please keep them coming! We plan to keep updating this page in the future. If you have any suggestions or questions please contact us via the discussion forum!