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IntelliJ IDEA 13 RC2 is Out with a Preview of New Java 7 Bundled Mac Installer

We hope you’ve already enjoyed the first release candidate for IntelliJ IDEA 13, because IntelliJ IDEA 13 RC2 is coming up, with even more bugfixes and enhancements.

Most notably, it includes a preview version of the new Mac installer with bundled JRE 1.7.

The full list of changes is available in Release Notes.

The release is coming next week, so this is your very last chance to submit the feedback, so don’t hesitate to report any issues in the issue tracker.

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7 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 13 RC2 is Out with a Preview of New Java 7 Bundled Mac Installer

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    Mark says:

    November 26, 2013

    The Mac JRE7 builds do not use subpixel antialiasing, which looks terrible. Until Oracle fixes this I hope you’ll keep the JRE6 builds.

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      Christopher says:

      November 26, 2013

      The most recent Oracle JRE 7 builds DO support HiDPI rendering in Swing. I’ve got a MacBook Pro Retina and the problem which Mark refers to is fixed (I haven’t tried the IntelliJ 13 RC however, so I’m assuming the correct build is used).

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        Mark says:

        November 30, 2013

        My issue was specifically with the IntelliJ 13 RC2 bundled build; I just assumed it was a problem with Oracle’s JRE. It could just as well be some setting that JetBrains needs to enable to get subpixel antialiasing.

        Of course, using Retina/HiDPI the lack of subpixel antialiasing is be a lot less noticeable.

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    Dave Yost says:

    November 26, 2013

    of the new Mac installer

    The text is not correct English as is

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    Lino says:

    November 26, 2013

    IBM JDK support is still broken – http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-116404
    Not especially inspiring for a release candidate.

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    Sergei Ivanov says:

    November 26, 2013

    It is a shame that two long-standing bugs that cause me the most grief have not been addressed in this release either.
    I love IDEA 13, it improved in many areas over version 12, but some issues have remained on the backlog for way too long.

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    Ron says:

    November 26, 2013

    Awesome work guys. Easily the best IDE. <3

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