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.
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.
IntelliJ IDEA 12 (aka ????) is next major version for IntelliJ IDEA.
IntelliJ IDEA 12 Release Candidate, released on January 27th, 2012 || Download || Description || | [ideaIU-111.255.exe|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIU-111.255.exe] | Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.6.0_29) | | [ideaIU-111.255.zip|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIU-111.255.zip] | Windows ZIP archive (no bundled JRE) | | [ideaIU-111.255.tar.gz|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIU-111.255.tar.gz] | Unix archive | | [ideaIU-111.255.dmg|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIU-111.255.dmg] | Mac installer | This EAP build requires a valid IntelliJ IDEA 11 license. h2. Download IntelliJ IDEA 12 Community Edition EAP || Download || Description || | [ideaIC-111.255.exe|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIC-111.255.exe] | Windows installer (includes bundled JRE 1.6.0_29) | | [ideaIC-111.255.tar.gz|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIC-111.255.tar.gz] | Unix archive | | [ideaIC-111.255.dmg|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIC-111.255.dmg] | Mac installer | | [ideaIC-111.255-src.tar.bz2|http://download.jetbrains.com/idea/ideaIC-111.255-src.tar.bz2] | 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 [http://www.jetbrains.org/display/IJOS/Writing+Plug-ins] for instructions on setting up a plugin development environment.