GoLand 2020.2 EAP starts today! We are aiming to pack this release with initial support for Go 1.15, polished and expanded Go Modules support, new code editing features, and much more. You can find a detailed description of what’s to come in the roadmap blog post for 2020.2.
Get the first EAP build via the Toolbox App, download from our website, or use a snap package (for Ubuntu). Or, right in GoLand, select Automatically check updates for Early Access Program in Preferences / Settings | Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates.
In case you’re not familiar, here’s a quick explanation of what the Early Access Program is:
EAP builds let you try out the latest features and enhancements in GoLand that are still works in progress. These builds are not fully tested and might be unstable, but this is where you can help us. By taking these builds and their new features for a test drive in your real-world projects and scenarios, you can help us polish them. This way, when the final release is ready, it will work smoothly for you.
- The EAP lets you be first to try out all the newest features.
- EAP builds are free to use for 30 days from the build date. You can use this period as an extended trial of GoLand.
- We provide EAP builds until a stable release is almost ready. For the upcoming version 2020.2, the EAP period will last roughly to the end of mid-July.
- In each release cycle, we reward the most active evaluators with a free 1-year GoLand subscription and an exclusive GoLand T-shirt.
- Fresh builds come out almost every day. So if you don’t want to wait for the official EAP build announcements, you can simply download one of our nightly builds, which are only available via the Toolbox App. Note that the quality of nightly builds is usually below our standards for official EAP builds, and they don’t come with release notes. Like EAP builds, they also expire within 30 days of being released.
Let’s take a look at what we’ve packed inside this first EAP build.