IntelliJ IDEA 10 EAP is Now Open

IntelliJ IDEA version 10 development goes full-speed and today we are opening the public EAP program.

What comes to your mind when you see an 'X'? Tell us!The changes are made in every part of the IDE: the UI, the editor, supported technologies and frameworks. Check out the full Release Notes for this first EAP to see what is in.

Download the EAP build for your platform.

For details about certain features check out the posts with ‘ideaX’ tag and stay tuned for more updates on the blog.

We need your feedback, that’s what this program is for. Post your ideas and impressions on our EAP discussion forum and to the issue tracker.

Develop with pleasure!
The JetBrains Team

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9 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 10 EAP is Now Open

  1. Behrang says:

    This is great! Please consider support for multiple monitors as well.

  2. Andrey V. says:

    Yes, multiple monitors support would be great as well as float editor tab (similar to NetBeans)

  3. Vaclav says:

    The new UI is pretty cool, I really love the scrollbars, minimized size of borders and possibility to hide tool buttons. But I have encountered problem, that may be just OS X-specific. I’m unable to use some Option+Key combinations as shortcuts (e.g. Option+4). They either do nothing, or write a special character such as cent symbol.

  4. keniled says:

    Oh man… I just bought Idea 9 2 weeks ago (July 14th) :/

    Is there a chance I could get a free upgrade when Idea X becomes available?

  5. yole says:


    Unfortunately not. You can use the EAP builds for free during the EAP period, but you’ll need to buy an upgrade when the final version of IDEA X is released.

  6. i there any plans for an “free upgrade periode”…. ? what happens if i purchase intellij ultimate within the few next weeks ?

  7. Florian,
    Yes, there probably will be such a “period”. No dates known though. Stay tuned.
    You’ll need to buy an upgrade when the final version of IDEA X is released if you purchase now.

  8. Marc says:

    How about adding useful features to IJ like multiple monitor support before you go cramming it full of performance sapping features?

    I’m not upgrading to IJ10 until this has been added.

  9. stlum9495 says:

    In IntellIJ 5, you didn’t have true multimonitor but you could at least navigate to the same class file and put them side by side. It’s since been removed!

    I’d appreciate it if you could vote for this:

    When looking at the internals of someone’s API, it’s very useful esp when their class is 1000+ LOC! I’m looking at you JTable, most of the JDK, etc

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