Announcing IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 with full Java 7 support

Last Friday, during the Open Day in our new Munich Office, we unveiled the next upcoming release of IntelliJ IDEA, version 10.5. IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 will be released in Spring of 2011, and will be a free upgrade for existing users of IntelliJ IDEA 10.

The major focus of the new release is going to be Java 7 support. All of the new language features will be fully supported across the product, with code completion, code inspections, quickfixes and so on.

Besides that, we’re working on a number of new features and incremental improvements in all areas of the product, including:

  • Spring Roo console;
  • Bundled Jetty integration;
  • XSLT 2 support;
  • New refactorings for Groovy, such as Introduce Field;
  • Google Chrome support in the JavaScript debugger.

Of course, we’re also working on bugfixes, usability and performance improvements. In particular, in this release we’ve focused on improving startup performance, so you can expect the new version of IntelliJ IDEA to open and load your projects faster.

The Early Access Preview program for IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 will start in a few weeks. And if you can’t wait to try IntelliJ IDEA on your Java 7 code today, you’re welcome to check out the source code of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition and build the new version yourself.

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22 Responses to Announcing IntelliJ IDEA 10.5 with full Java 7 support

  1. Igor Kolomiets says:

    More support for Spring Roo is much welcomed! Are you planning to support new features of the upcoming Spring 3.1 (@Profile in particular)?

  2. Geekycoder says:

    thank for another great release !
    Look like 2011 will be another great year for Jetbrains and Java developers with Intellij !

  3. Paul Krill says:

    Do you mean Java SE 7 or java EE 7, since there now is talk about both of them going on?

  4. Paul Krill says:

    Do you mean that IntelliJ Idea 10.5 will support Java SE 7 or Java EE 7? Also, who is the author of this blog post?

  5. Jacky says:

    Spring 3.1(M1 released) support will be great!

  6. Baruch says:

    I hope the most voted request on YouTrack (IDEA-53476) will also be in.

  7. Taras Tielkes says:

    +1 for Spring 3.1 support.

    Spring 3.1 brings a number of smaller, but long-overdue features (like the profiles).

  8. steve says:

    Hey, sounds cool!
    But what about more and better support for Scala?

  9. Fredrik says:

    Great stuff! Will we also be able to use forward and backward code navigation?

  10. yole says:

    Steve,
    The Scala plugin is developed independently of the IntelliJ IDEA release cycle. The team is working on improving the Scala plugin as hard as ever, but the new features in the Scala plugin are not considered part of an IntelliJ IDEA release.

  11. yole says:

    To make things clear: in this post we’re talking about Java SE 7, not Java EE 7.

  12. Jens says:

    I really hope for an Android UI preview plugin.

  13. serega.vasiliev says:

    You’ll find various Spring-related features in IJ 10.5 .We are going to add support of Spring 3.1 major features. Spring Integration 2.0 project is already supported. Significant improvements have been added for placeholders and Beans Dependency Diagram.

  14. yole says:

    Jens,
    At the moment it doesn’t look likely that we’ll be able to support Android layout preview in IntelliJ IDEA 10.5.

  15. steve says:

    @yole:

    Ah ok, thanks for your comment.

    It would have been nice if IDEA 10.5 shipped with a decent programming language though …

  16. Eamonn says:

    Is the a plan to integrate support for apache IVY into intellij? The maven support is great but for many of the projects I work on it is overkill to use maven. Ant + IVY is a perfect fit for my project.

  17. yole says:

    Eamonn,
    Ivy support is definitely under consideration, but it won’t appear in 10.5. Maybe in IDEA 11.

  18. krangsquared says:

    Are there any further improvements to AspectJ support? Just got onto a new project (existing code) that heavily uses the Eclipse AJDT tool, and was wondering how IDEA’s AspectJ support stacks up against that Eclipse plugin. I’d like to avoid Eclipse whenever possible! =)

    Sorry if I’m a bit vague on what exactly I want in terms of AspectJ support compared to the Eclipse AJDT plugin, but from the Google searches I’ve done there seems to be some bits lacking (I’m a bit of a n00b with AspectJ, sorry).

  19. charlie says:

    Any chance of including the option to hide aspects in the project view tree? would be great for Roo projects!

  20. trespasserw says:

    @krangsquared
    There will be some improvements in AspectJ support in 10.5, but full support is planned for IDEA 11. Feel free to file issues in tracker for missing features.

    @charlie
    Vote/watch this issue for progress: http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issue/IDEA-66968

  21. Romy says:

    i want know
    i can using intellij IDEA to write Arabic programming language from write to left?
    please i want answer quickely.

  22. yole says:

    The IntelliJ IDEA code editor does not currently support right-to-left languages.

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