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IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1: RC2 has arrived

Gabriela Motroc

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We’re finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel — IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 RC2 focuses on fixing and polishing the last small issues.

The second RC is here!

Zlata Kalyuzhnaya of JetBrains explained in the blog post announcing RC2 that they focused on fixing and polishing the last small issues:

  • Partial Commit: the “Git | Revert” action doesn’t revert changes, that are excluded by checkboxes anymore: IDEA-188501.
  • Partial Commit: Pre-commit changes by “Update Copyright” hook will not be committed when committing a non-active changelist: IDEA-188319.
  • The Find in Path dialog box is now not layered on top of all the other application windows: IDEA-186172.

You’ll find all the latest changes in the release notes.

PS: If you want to take it for a spin, you need to have an active subscription to IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 Ultimate or use a trial license.


Update March 14, 2018

Have you downloaded the public preview build for IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 already? Great! Now it’s time to grab the Release Candidate build from the JetBrains website. We’re just a couple of weeks away from the grand revealing of IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 so make sure to give it a try and give them your feedback.

First and foremost, this new build includes improvements for Spring Boot. According to the blog post announcing the availability of the Release Candidate, the IDE shows all the beans (context java beans (@Bean), stereotype beans (e.g. @Configuration), and beans defined in XML files) that are registered in the application context in the Beans tab in the Run Dashboard (or in the Run Tool Window).

SEE ALSO: IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 ready to show its face: Public Preview build available for download

As of now, this information is also available in the editor. The new gutter icons are located near the beans that are used in the runtime. If you click on the new icons, you’ll be able to navigate to the dependent beans.

Other issues that have been fixed are:

  • The IDE now allows you to resize the columns in the Diff Viewer.
  • The IDE now preserves the Debuggers tab layout in the Run Dashboard.
  • The Enter file name popup is now closing after losing focus.

JDK has been updated to  1.8.0_152-release-1136-b20 x86_64. These fixes have been integrated:

  • Logging of graphics primitives was extended:  JRE-646.
  • The support for explicitly registered fonts on macOS was reverted because it introduced an issue with IME-candidate Japanese characters in IntelliJ IDEA: JRE-674.
  • Fixes the damaged UI after changing DPI: JRE-660.

For more details about the changes and improvements in this update, make sure to read the IDE and JRE  release notes.

Also, if you haven’t seen all the goodies included in the Public Preview build, don’t forget to read this article — the list of changes and improvements includes JUnit 5 @Tag annotation support, Android, Groovy and more.

Gabriela Motroc
Gabriela Motroc was editor of and JAX Magazine. Before working at Software & Support Media Group, she studied International Communication Management at the Hague University of Applied Sciences.

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