IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

Andrey Cheptsov

Yesterday in our company blog we announced the plans to move to a single versioning scheme for all our products under the JetBrains Toolbox. As it affects the way we version and release IntelliJ IDEA, we recommend you to thoroughly read about it.

Having said that, we’re happy to let you know that we’ve just released an RC build for IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, the first update planned for 2016 (previously known as IntelliJ IDEA 16).  To learn more about IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 and to download the RC build, visit our website.

Help us make the release better by sharing your feedback with us–here in comments and in our tracker.

Develop with Pleasure!

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41 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

  1. Onno van Paridon says:

    March 11, 2016

    The link to the release notes ( is broken.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 11, 2016

      Thanks, fixed.

  2. Alex Katlein says:

    March 11, 2016

    NOOOO! You got rid of the Owl! Why would you do that? I liked that splash screen… One of the little joys in the day. But I still love you 😉

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 11, 2016

      Sorry about that, it was a really tough decision.

  3. Martin says:

    March 11, 2016

    Anyone else is having issues with “Import Changes” after changing Maven poms? I have quite quite a lot projects imported and after even very small changes in poms and triggering the import IDEA is working for a while, after it seems to be finished the whole IDE is VERY VERY slow not responding properly. I have to restart it every time.

    Had this issues with few last builds.

    • Tom says:

      March 11, 2016

      I’m seeing this too. I’m on Linux in case it’s platform specific.

      • Martin says:

        March 11, 2016

        I’m on Win so it’s not platform specific.

        • Paul Bartlett says:

          March 20, 2016

          Me too! I am on Mac. I have two Mac’s and I found they degrade over time. One of them (the faster one) actually just goes slow immediately. I am unfortunately having to revert to 14 (or 15).

          • Jean-Francois Croteau says:

            March 31, 2016

            Same here, on Mac and also on Windows. The performance started to degraded lately.

          • Donovan Muller says:

            April 5, 2016

            Same here. After fresh start everything is “normal”. After working for some time, performance degrades with UI, etc. pauses. Eventually have to restart…

            IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1.1
            Build #IU-145.597, built on March 29, 2016
            JRE: 1.8.0_40-release-b132 x86_64
            JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 11, 2016

      We would appreciate if you submit an issue to our tracker with your logs and CPU snapshots attached according to this instruction:

  4. Joe says:

    March 11, 2016

    Does this mean that all platform releases for IDEA will use a custom JRE?

    I ask because I’ve submitted a bug in your JIRA against the Windows versino of IDEA that apparently will require one.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 11, 2016

      The OS X and Linux installers come with a custom JRE. The Windows installer come with a standard JRE.

  5. Sebastian says:

    March 11, 2016

    Hi JetBrains Team,

    I am happy that the the new version is progressing and I love the new features. However there is still a huge regression with the Custom JRE, which among other things causes text to be cut-off at many locations in the IDE such as for file names in the project view. If this is not fixed until the final release I don’t think I will upgrade to the new version. Sadly there was zero response in the bug tracker. I have no idea if Jetbrains is aware of this issue, whether this is being investigated or if someone is actively working on this to resolve the issue.

    It would at least be nice to know if your team was able to reproduce the issue and if there are any plans to fix the problem until the final release.

    Judging from the amount of related issues it would seem that I am not the only one who is having problem with the new Font rendering:

    • Alexey Ushakov says:

      March 11, 2016

      Thanks for the feedback. We’re working on font rendering improvements at the moment. The main problem is in variety of different distros and window managers, so we are unable to test our solution everywhere. Also, in linux font rendering there are number of patches for systems that is difficult to track down.

      • Sebastian says:

        March 14, 2016

        I am on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, using metacity window manager. I could test with some other configurations, if you tell me which information you need. What are the main configurations, distributions, etc. that you test on linux?

      • Michal says:

        March 18, 2016

        Same situation on my install. Ubuntu 14.04 (Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_74-b02)) . All fonts are like bold after upgrade. Have to revert to previous version and recommend everyone not to upgrade before it’s not fixed.

      • Alex B says:

        March 28, 2016

        Having the same issue on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity. Had to go back to the previous IntelliJ version because this was hurting my eyes

        • HC says:

          March 30, 2016

          Ditto – same problem for me running on Fedora Core 19, reverted back to 15 🙁

      • Ron says:

        April 15, 2016

        CENTOS 7 with mate has the same issue – many lines cut off. really annoying considering how expensive this thing is.

    • Alex B says:

      April 18, 2016

      I fixed it by removing the jre folder inside the idea installation folder. This way the script does not find the bundled JRE and uses my JAVA installation, which seems to work OK

  6. Martin says:

    March 11, 2016

    Lots of different issues with maven in this build. Dependencies are resolved for test scope instead of compile.

    Unusable. Have to revert to 15.x to be able to work again!

    • Tropper says:

      March 11, 2016

      I haven some major trouble with Maven dependencies resolving as well.

      Project works fine with 15.x.

      In 2016.1 it compiles fine if I build it using maven. But IDEA itself give me errors “Can not resolve symbol ‘xyz'”

      • Martin says:

        March 11, 2016

        Indeed and if you check dependencies of the concrete module under: Project Settings -> Modules. You will see that some dependencies are using wrong scope, that is why “Can not resolve symbol ‘xyz’”

        • Vladislav says:

          March 24, 2016

          should be fixed in final release IDEA 2016.1 145.258.11

      • Felix says:

        March 12, 2016

        “Glad” to see you guys experiencing the same issues. The Maven build itself runs fine but Intellij claims that it hasn’t ever heard about @Inject (etc) before. I’ve never had (so) much troubles with an EAP version before – which is why I didn’t suspect the EAP version in the first place… 🙁

        • Vladislav says:

          March 24, 2016

          should be fixed in final release IDEA 2016.1 145.258.11

    • Vladislav says:

      March 11, 2016

      Could you submit an issue to our tracker with the project (or a simplified sample) attached?

    • Felix says:

      March 15, 2016

      BTW Switching back to 15.x alone didn’t work for me. I had to checkout the whole project again.

  7. Reto Merz says:

    March 11, 2016

    What does this mean for plugin developer ?

    A plugin.xml descriptor contains somethink like this (example from findbugs-idea plugin):

    How does this work with new version schema ?

    Why is this still out-dated:

    Is there a phase you support both and do some “legacy” mapping ?

    How does this work ? When will you remove that legacy mapping support ?

    Every time you do “big changes” you completly ignore plugin developers.

    Your PR writes about the “rich plugin ecosystem” but you dont care about it.

    • Reto Merz says:

      March 11, 2016

      Example from findbugs-idea plugin, without ‘<>’:

      idea-version since-build=”133.193″ until-build=”149.999″

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 11, 2016

      The format of build numbers will only change as of 2016.2. For now, in the 2016.1 releases the format remains the same–with the branch number “145”. We’ll update the docs accordingly ( as well as announce changes for plugin developers. We have an amazing ecosystem and many companies large and small are building on our platform. Most of the functionality we provide ourselves is via plugins so we’re going to make sure that this won’t have negative impact on plugin developers

  8. Innocent Bystander says:

    March 12, 2016

    Is it possible to use JDK 1.7 and Scala 2.10, 2.11 with IDEA 2016.1?

  9. Mike says:

    March 13, 2016

    By default IDEA comes with customized JRE build #51, which contains a lot of security issue. Please, consider upgrade the customized JRE to build #74. Also, it will be great if customized JRE will contain security fixes released by Oracle/OpenJDK.

    BTW, what are exactly benefits from using your customized JRE? I’m always removing JRE folder from IDEA’s zip and use IDEA with the latest Oracle’s JRE/JDK and everything is OK and looks fine enough.

    • Denis Fokin says:

      March 14, 2016

      We have a number of fixes targeted to customers of our products. Some of the fixes could not be integrated in OpenJDK because they are not multi-platform. We also revert some fixes intended for Applets because they lead to significant regressions.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      March 14, 2016

      We’ve updated custom JDK up to the recent changes (unreleased b76) and we’re shipping it for Linux (and soon for Windows). The only problem is with OSX where we have some focus related problems preventing us from the update but we’re working to resolve them.

  10. Olivier says:

    March 21, 2016

    Now I am confused. You said a little above that IDEA on Windows does not use a custom JDK. So, which is it?

  11. Justin says:

    March 31, 2016

    Font is permanently bolded even though the bold option is not ticket and really hard to look at. I had to switch back to IntelliJ 14 because of this. Please fix this ASAP. If this is an intended feature, please get rid of it. Otherwise, great job on everything else.

  12. Serhiy M says:

    April 13, 2016

    Problems with typescript. Classes which implement interfaces with optional methods: Method *** from interface *** is not implemented.

  13. voicu liviu says:

    May 11, 2016


    Please I need help.
    I just did upgrade from 2016.1.1 to 2016.1.2 (OSX) and it won’t start anymore… 🙁

    Process: launchd [532]
    Path: /Applications/IntelliJ
    Identifier: com.jetbrains.intellij
    Version: ??? (???)
    Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
    Parent Process: launchd [280]

    Date/Time: 2016-05-11 21:10:03.005 +0300
    OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.5 (11G63)
    Report Version: 9

    Interval Since Last Report: 10758 sec
    Crashes Since Last Report: 16
    Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 14
    Anonymous UUID: 976AD752-EEE7-49EF-9DFA-F60126AB6A7F

    Crashed Thread: Unknown

    Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
    Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x00007fff5fc01028

    Backtrace not available

    Unknown thread crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
    rax: 0x0000000000000055 rbx: 0x0000000000000000 rcx: 0x0000000000000000 rdx: 0x0000000000000000
    rdi: 0x0000000000000000 rsi: 0x0000000000000000 rbp: 0x0000000000000000 rsp: 0x0000000000000000
    r8: 0x0000000000000000 r9: 0x0000000000000000 r10: 0x0000000000000000 r11: 0x0000000000000000
    r12: 0x0000000000000000 r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x0000000000000000 r15: 0x0000000000000000
    rip: 0x00007fff5fc01028 rfl: 0x0000000000010203 cr2: 0x00007fff5fc01028
    Logical CPU: 5

    Binary images description not available

    External Modification Summary:
    Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
    task_for_pid: 2
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
    Calls made by this process:
    task_for_pid: 0
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
    Calls made by all processes on this machine:
    task_for_pid: 584
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0

    Model: MacPro2,1, BootROM MP21.007F.B08, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 3 GHz, 12 GB, SMC 1.15f3
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, PCIe, 256 MB
    Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 1, 1 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4E543147543732553850423442442D334320
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    Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 1, 1 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4E543147543732553850423442442D334320
    Memory Module: DIMM Riser B/DIMM 2, 1 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4E543147543732553850423442442D334320
    Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 3, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4E54344754373255344E443142442D334320
    Memory Module: DIMM Riser A/DIMM 4, 4 GB, DDR2 FB-DIMM, 667 MHz, 0x830B, 0x4E54344754373255344E443142442D334320
    Bluetooth: Version 4.0.8f17, 2 service, 11 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
    Network Service: Ethernet 2, Ethernet, en1
    PCI Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT, sppci_displaycontroller, Slot-1
    Serial ATA Device: Samsung SSD 850 PRO 256GB, 256.06 GB
    Serial ATA Device: ST3500320NS, 500.11 GB
    Serial ATA Device: ST3250820AS P, 250.06 GB
    Parallel ATA Device: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-112D
    USB Device: Logitech Camera, 0x046d (Logitech Inc.), 0x0821, 0xfd500000 / 3
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    USB Device: Apple Keyboard, apple_vendor_id, 0x0250, 0xfd420000 / 4
    USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller, apple_vendor_id, 0x8206, 0x5d200000 / 2
    FireWire Device: built-in_hub, 800mbit_speed


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