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IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.4 Update is Out

TGIF! The good news today (apart from that it’s Friday) is that IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.4 is out. Inside you’ll find a number of important bugfixes.

Feel free to download and install the new version from scratch, or (if you’re running IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.3), apply the patch by clicking Check for Updates and then Download and Install.

Enjoy your weekend!

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19 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.4 Update is Out

  1. W. says:

    September 13, 2016

    And again in-place-update/patch-update doesn’t work :/

    I’m running (still) 2016.2 and I can’t go neither to 2016.2.4 nor in steps 2016.2.1->2->3->4.

    This definitely requires some work as it’s especially annoying with often updates :[

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      September 13, 2016

      This is a known limitation. Currently we don’t provide patches between non-sibling versions. Sorry about this. We plan to fix that in future.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      September 13, 2016

      Please follow this issue for progress:

      • w says:

        September 13, 2016

        Good to know that you’re aware about it. However it would be cool if you allow at least partial updates (i.e. don’t push only latests one at the time so one would get stranded with the older version). And I know patch-updates apply only in sub-version and you have to manually download big releases…

        Is there any way to watch the issues in youtrack?

  2. John M says:

    September 13, 2016

    Seconding what @W says, however, the update doesn’t even seem to work in-place from 2016.2.3 to 2016.2.4.

    The symptom I’m experiencing (on Windows 7, with IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.3 installed) is that I get prompted to update, I click the Update hyperlink, then I click Update and Restart in the dialog box. It downloads the patch, shuts down IntelliJ, gives me a UAC prompt to allow JetBrains Updater Launcher to make changes to my computer (to which I respond “Yes”), and then it skips the update and relaunches IntelliJ 2016.2.3 again, which then checks for updates and prompts me to go through the same process all over again.

  3. Nicolas says:

    September 14, 2016

    Just updated for 2.3 to 2.4.
    when I go to SVN file history, cursor becomes a hand, and idea64 is burning 1 cpu but completely frozen.

    Windows 7, 64bits

    also, Every update, I have a conflic on file that can only be replaced and then re-edited to copy paste the same two lines (location of caches), if you could do something about that, that would be appreciated.

  4. David del Rio says:

    September 14, 2016

    Frequent freezes and numerous issues on OSX El Capitan 10.11.6. Keyboard will stop working. Highlights will stop working. Search preview will stop working. IDE lock-ups occur frequently. I was not experiencing this in the earlier version. Requires frequent IDE quits/force-quits and restarts. Please test this out asap and fix it. It’s essentially unusable.

  5. Dino Fancellu says:

    September 16, 2016

    Update from 2.3 to 2.4 not working, tried several times.

    Updating Intellij IDEA (build 162.1812.17) to Intellij IDEA (build 162.2032.8)

    Says “Failed to apply patch”

    Temp. directory: C:\Users\Dino\AppData\Local\Temp\ Data error (cyclic redundancy check)
    at Method)
    at com.intellij.updater.Digester.doDigestStream(
    at com.intellij.updater.Digester.digestStream(
    at com.intellij.updater.Digester.digestRegularFile(
    at com.intellij.updater.Patch.digestFile(
    at com.intellij.updater.PatchAction.isModified(
    at com.intellij.updater.PatchAction.doValidateNotChanged(
    at com.intellij.updater.BaseUpdateAction.validate(
    at com.intellij.updater.Patch$1.forEach(
    at com.intellij.updater.Patch.forEach(
    at com.intellij.updater.Patch.validate(
    at com.intellij.updater.PatchFileCreator.prepareAndValidate(
    at com.intellij.updater.Runner.doInstall(
    at com.intellij.updater.Runner.access$000(
    at com.intellij.updater.Runner$1.execute(
    at com.intellij.updater.SwingUpdaterUI.lambda$doPerform$2(
    at com.intellij.updater.SwingUpdaterUI$$Lambda$13/ Source)

  6. Adrian says:

    September 20, 2016

    Maven Project support is broken in this release. I try to use embeded Maven plugin and it can’t find Artifacts while creating MAven project, it can’t donwnload dependencies and basically all Maven support is broken:(

    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – IntelliJ IDEA 2016.2.4 Build #IC-162.2032.8
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – JDK: 1.8.0_112-release
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – Vendor: JetBrains s.r.o
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – OS: Mac OS X
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,596 [ 555264] ERROR – #org.jetbrains.idea.maven – Last Action: ShowLog
    2016-09-20 16:31:56,595 [ 555263] ERROR – plication.impl.ApplicationImpl – Cannot reconnect.
    java.lang.RuntimeException: Cannot reconnect.
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.RemoteObjectWrapper.perform(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenIndexerWrapper.getArchetypes(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.indices.MavenIndicesManager.getArchetypes(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.wizards.MavenArchetypesStep.lambda$updateArchetypesList$2(
    at com.intellij.openapi.application.impl.ApplicationImpl$
    at java.util.concurrent.Executors$
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(
    at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$
    Caused by: java.rmi.RemoteException: Cannot start maven service; nested exception is:
    java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection refused to host: localhost; nested exception is: Connection refused
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenServerManager.create(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenServerManager.create(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.RemoteObjectWrapper.getOrCreateWrappee(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenServerManager$4.create(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenServerManager$4.create(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.RemoteObjectWrapper.getOrCreateWrappee(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenIndexerWrapper$7.execute(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenIndexerWrapper$7.execute(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.RemoteObjectWrapper.perform(
    … 9 more
    Caused by: java.rmi.ConnectException: Connection refused to host: localhost; nested exception is: Connection refused
    at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPEndpoint.newSocket(
    at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPChannel.createConnection(
    at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPChannel.newConnection(
    at sun.rmi.server.UnicastRef.newCall(
    at sun.rmi.registry.RegistryImpl_Stub.lookup(Unknown Source)
    at com.intellij.execution.rmi.RemoteProcessSupport.lambda$acquire$2(
    at com.intellij.execution.rmi.RemoteUtil.executeWithClassLoader(
    at com.intellij.execution.rmi.RemoteProcessSupport.acquire(
    at com.intellij.execution.rmi.RemoteProcessSupport.acquire(
    at org.jetbrains.idea.maven.server.MavenServerManager.create(
    … 17 more
    Caused by: Connection refused
    at Method)
    at sun.rmi.transport.proxy.RMIDirectSocketFactory.createSocket(
    at sun.rmi.transport.proxy.RMIMasterSocketFactory.createSocket(
    at sun.rmi.transport.tcp.TCPEndpoint.newSocket(
    … 26 more

    • John LaBarge says:

      September 21, 2016

      Did you ever get this fixed? I’m having the same issue :/

  7. Eric Majerus says:

    September 23, 2016

    When will 2016.2.5 be released? It has a backported Spock bugfix for @Unroll that I am very eager to use.

  8. Fred says:

    October 2, 2016

    Still same issues since 2016.2 :
    – High CPU usage
    – Major typing lag

  9. smaudet says:

    November 3, 2016

    Where can I get this release?

    Release 2016.2.5 is garbage for me.

    Or even, 2016.2.3…which was working just fine…

  10. smaudet says:

    November 3, 2016

    So figured out the current download url…


    Both return forbiddens.

    Way to go guys…if there’s another download that’d be great.

    Also, note to self *not* to ever use the automatic updater again…or at least wait until they have the option to archive old versions embedded into it.

    • Andrey Cheptsov says:

      November 8, 2016

      Due to a number of reasons, “not latest” versions are not available for download.

      • Ed says:

        January 9, 2017

        I need to revert to a recent stable version of Intellij. This is quite frustrating that the stable versions are blocked from download.

  11. jeneg says:

    November 22, 2016

    It’s very unstable.. Crashes at start or even not start at all..

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