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IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 is released and makes the mission complete!

We are excited to announce that IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 has finaly arrived and is available for download.

From the feature-list below you may wonder why such a big update is only a minor version.
In many aspects this release finishes what we had started with version 11 last year.

We could not finish Subversion 1.7 support at that moment because of several reasons. And we knew you could not wait for version 12 release to get it.
The Gradle support we added in 11 was a good start but we felt (and you told us too) that there should be more.
The new IDE UI created last year was a very welcome change but if you compare it to the current you’ll see the difference. It’s in details. But its always about details, isn’t it?

The major new features of IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 include:

  • Subversion (SVN) 1.7 support
  • Reworked UI for Git branches, branches synchronization for multi-root projects
  • Android Lint and some other tools integration
  • Better Gradle integration
  • EcmaScript 6 (Harmony) support (Ultimate)
  • Sybase and DB2 SQL dialects (Ultimate)
  • Hibernate 4.0 (Ultimate)
  • Improved Flex project setup (Ultimate)
  • Performance improvements
  • Further UI tuning

Please read more about these and other new features of IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 on our What’s New page.

IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 is a free upgrade for all owners of IntelliJ IDEA 11 Ultimate licence. If you use any older version of IntelliJ IDEA, even 4.5, check out the upgrade options.

And of course if you are using the Community edition, you can just download the new version.

– Develop with pleasure!
IntelliJ IDEA Team

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25 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 11.1 is released and makes the mission complete!

  1. Andrey Volkov says:

    March 28, 2012

    Is it possible to update from 11 to 11.1 using ‘Check for update’? Or is full new installation necessary?

  2. Spike says:

    March 28, 2012

    I just updated to IntelliJ 11.1 and I am unable to figure out how to configure a launch that I used in 11.0.

    I have an AIR project that needs some artifacts to be built in order for it to launch successfully. The app descriptor for the app is copied to the artifact directory along with a few other things, then the app is launched by pointing to the app descriptor in the app directory and setting the Root directory to the output directory of the artifact.

    This worked perfectly in IntelliJ 11.0, but the AIR application descriptor and Root directory options are gone in 11.1. What is the suggested workaround for this?

  3. Aleksandr Petrovsky says:

    March 28, 2012

    JRebel plugin isnt compatible with 11.1 :'(

  4. Fredrik says:

    March 29, 2012

    Great, thanks!

  5. Ingo says:

    March 29, 2012

    JetGradle is great, looking forward to more features in that area.

  6. Andrey Cheptsov says:

    March 29, 2012

    Alexandr, the latest JRebel plug-in works correctly with 11.1. Could you please ensure you use updated version of this plug-in?

  7. Alexander Doroshko says:

    March 29, 2012

    1. You can choose whether to generate AIR descriptor or to use custom template at the AIR Package tab of the Desktop-targeted build configuration (BC).
    2. “Template” in this context means that when custom descriptor is copied to output folder IntelliJ IDEA sets tag value to point to output swf. Output swf name and output folder path are configured at General tab of the BC.
    3. You are right, there’s no more option to select path to descriptor or root directory. IntelliJ IDEA gets knowledge about it according to the settings mentioned above. But you can set output path to whatever. Are you ok with this? We can continue discussion at the forum (

  8. hfcorriez says:

    March 29, 2012


  9. banter says:

    March 29, 2012

    Unlike version 11.0.2, I see no option of 30-days evaluation license. (using Ubuntu)

  10. Torsten says:

    March 29, 2012

    I tried 11.1 Ultimate on Win7 64bit coming from 11.0.2. There are problems with the maven plugin since the EAP version on my site. The editor and the response of the UI are slow. If you scroll inside the editor window or open the project tree there are always some seconds until it appear or a jump inside the editor window. Disabling the maven plugin is bringing back the expected behaviour. Maven version is 3.0.3.

  11. yole says:

    March 29, 2012

    If you’ve already evaluated IntelliJ IDEA 11, the new version does not restart the evaluation period. You can contact to get an extended evaluation license.

  12. Spike says:

    March 29, 2012

    Thanks for the response Alexander, I modified my artifact to put its output in the output directory of the main module instead out/artifacts and everything seems to be working fine. It would be nice if it was possible to control the app descriptor in a more direct manner like we could in previous versions of IntelliJ, but it isn’t completely blocking me at this point.

  13. Matthew Cornell says:

    March 29, 2012

    Can’t wait to try it. I have the same question as above – how do I upgrade my 11.0.2 copy
    The in-app update isn’t offered, just a link to your what’s new page.

  14. Joe says:

    March 29, 2012

    this is the best thing happened to a java dev.thanks guys.

  15. Raman Gupta says:

    March 29, 2012

    I have a serious copy/paste problem that seems to be new in 11.1 — copying:

    return mgr.executeCall(new DatabaseCall() {
    public DbData withDatabase(Db db) {
    return db.command(aCommand).execute(something);

    and pasting it into another method results in:

    return mgr.executeCall(new DbData() {
    public DbData withDatabase(Db db) {
    return db.command(aCommand).execute(something);


  16. Raman Gupta says:

    March 30, 2012

    Awesome, fixed in 11.1.1.

  17. Raman Gupta says:

    April 3, 2012

    Spoke too soon… that particular case was fixed but still having weird copy/paste errors when copy/pasting methods and other code. I’m really surprised no one else is seeing this.

  18. Alex says:

    April 9, 2012

    We have a lot of modules with structure: [java src, flex src]. Previously we used java + flex facet on the same root, but now it is not possible anymore, idea suggests more than 50 modules for each language making it impossible to configure. very sad.

  19. Dmitry says:

    April 10, 2012

    Unfortunately I agree with previous comment. It was very comfortable to add flex facet to Java module.

  20. Anton Maksimov says:

    April 10, 2012

    Many thanks to all you guys. Idea stopped to eat tons of memory, it’s really great!

  21. bill t. says:

    May 6, 2012

    hello i am having issues with subversion 1.6 with idea 11.1.1.

    i have checked out a full idea project from subversion and when i open the project in idea 11.1.1, the “9:changes” is not there, and modifying files does not turn them blue.

    just to be sure, i installed idea 10.5 and checked out the same project and it works as expected (full subversion menus, colored files when tracking changes/additions, and the “9:changes” button is at the bottom of the screen)

    this is all running using subversion 1.6 on ubuntu 12.04 server, with svn+ssh key authentication.

    any help would be appreciated.

  22. bill t. says:

    May 6, 2012

    also, the idea 10.5 and 11.1.1 i am running is on WINDOWS 7, not ubuntu.


  23. Stefan Reich says:

    October 8, 2012

    I also see the Copy&Paste bug that Raman Gupta reported. All types are screwed up on pasting. This is bad!! It appears with 11.1.3 (latest version). Any fix upcoming?? Please fix!!!

  24. Stefan Reich says:

    October 8, 2012

    OK, so a workaround for the copy&paste bug is to press Cancel on the auto-import dialog. But still: This is bad, please fix! 🙂

  25. Peter Gromov says:

    October 8, 2012

    Stefan, we still can’t reproduce the issue. Could you please create a small sample project demonstrating it and attach it to ?

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