Early Access Program Features

IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP 138.2210 Brings Scratch Files and Better Mercurial Integration

Good news, everyone! Fresh IntelliJ IDEA 14 EAP build is released, bringing more goodies for you to check out.

First, the so called Scratch Files, a very handy feature that helps you experiment and prototype. With this feature you can sketch something really quick right in the editor, without modifying your project or creating any files.

You can open an infinite number of Scratch Files and easily switch between them. IntelliJ IDEA will provide all of its coding assistance features for these files according to the type you will select for them in a status bar widget.


Mercurial integration is also improved with the support for Synchronous Branch Control and Subrepositories support.

If you ever worked with our Git integration, then you know that IntelliJ IDEA can perform branch operations on multiple repositories simulaneously. Now this feature is available for Mercurial repositories as well:


To toggle this option, go to the Settings → Version Control → Mercurial → Control branches from different roots synchronously:


Windows users will be happy to know that IntelliJ IDEA installer now bundles Java 8 Update 20.

For the complete list of changes, check out the Release Notes.

As always your feedback is very welcome in our discussion forum. In case something doesn’t work as expected, don’t hesitate to report bugs directly to the issue tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!



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