Early Access Program Features

IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.1980.1 is Out

If you haven’t yet developed an addiction to the new features in IntellIJ IDEA 14 EAP, there’s still a chance you will—with more goodies brought by the fresh EAP build we just released today.

The first thing you’ll notice when you run the new EAP build is the redesigned Settings (Preferences in OS X) dialog. Following the recent changes that affected the Project Structure dialog, the Settings dialog also gets a cleaner interface, a more straightforward layout and a rearranged settings tree (some of the settings have been merged, and others reordered based on their frequency of use):

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 12.15.18

Moreover, the Project Settings and the IDE Settings are now united into one tree. The corresponding icon on the right of the setting name indicates if this setting relates to the current project only.

Another important change and a new awesome feature is the Show Referring Objects action available now in the Debugger. As its name implies, the action shows all the objects that have references to the selected object. To see the list of referrers, click on any object in the Variables or Watches tool windows or Evaluate Expression window and invoke the Show Referring Objects action from the context menu:

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.23.22

A window will pop up in which you can see all the references to the selected object, including arrays, collections, weak references, etc.

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.26.42

One more useful change is that the Excluded folders are finally under VCS. This means that even if a folder is marked as excluded, you still can perform the Commit and Update operations within that folder.

Also, the excluded folders are now displayed with the corresponding icon in the Project tool window:

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 13.34.13

To cancel the exclusion of any folder, you don’t have to go to the Project Structure anymore. You can simply click Mark Directory As… → Cancel exclusion in the context menu on any excluded folder.

Other improvements include:

  • Better support for GWT (more details are coming soon in a separate post)
  • Adding folders with native libraries (.dll, .so, .jnilib, etc) in the Project Settings
  • And many more. For details check out the Release Notes.

Stay tuned and don’t forget to share your feedback on these and other changes in our discussion forum and report bugs directly to the issue tracker.

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20 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.1980.1 is Out

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    Martin says:

    September 2, 2014

    Too bad the problem with SVN still remains.. 🙁 Everytime I update I get two java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException. The “Incomming” tab then shows incorrect incoming commits.

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      Martin says:

      September 2, 2014

      To be fair some other bugs related to VCS were fixed.. 😉

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      Kirill Likhodedov says:

      September 3, 2014

      Have you fired a bug to our bug tracker at http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/ ?

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        Martin says:

        September 4, 2014

        I sended zillion bug reports from IDE.. going back to 13.1.4 for now.

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    Jon Renner says:

    September 2, 2014

    Is there a guide how-to guide for the intellij IDEA debugger that shows off all its neat features?

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    George says:

    September 2, 2014

    When I mark directories as excluded, such as Maven target, I do not want to see them in the Project window. Is there any other way to hide directories now that excluded ones are shown as well?

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    Mike says:

    September 2, 2014

    Thank you for combining the Project Settings and IDE Settings into one dialog. This is how it used to be many versions ago (IntelliJ 6 and previous maybe?) and it has annoyed me ever since that there were two different setting dialogs, not to mention that there were still project settings in the IDE settings dialog, it was all very inconsistent.

    Thanks for combining them back together!

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    Kevin Jordan says:

    September 2, 2014

    How far along is git submodule support? That’s the main feature I’m looking forward to in this version. Better GWT support sounds good, I’ll await the post on that with bated breath.

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      Kirill Likhodedov says:

      September 3, 2014

      Actually Git submodules can be used simply as separate roots. We are thinking about adding support for submodules commands, etc. though. What actual feature do you miss and would welcome?

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    Brice says:

    September 3, 2014

    I would definitely like a gitk / git add –patch / git add –interactive features in the IDE

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    Jacob Goodson says:

    September 4, 2014

    Are there any plans to allow us to define our own expressions in live code templates without having to make our own build of the os intellij?

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      Andrey Cheptsov says:

      September 5, 2014

      What kind of expressions do you mean? Right now you are able to add your own live templates.

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    Angelo says:

    October 10, 2014

    So… will the settings dialog fit on a 1368×768 screen at last? Some of us work on cheap/small laptops 😉

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    phil says:

    November 7, 2014

    Does the new “Show Referring Objects” feature affect the Flex/ActionScript debugger?

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    vl says:

    December 23, 2014

    What if I don’t want to see excluded folders in Project View? Generally, that includes build output/maven target directories and the .idea folder for starters, which I don’t believe anyone wants to see. How do I turn this off?

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    Ravi babu says:

    April 3, 2015

    There is a serious issue. If this happens you can not use IDE at all. This issue happened on latest and its previous releases. I am hoping this will get fixed soon.

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