Install IntelliJ IDEA on Ubuntu with Snaps

Exciting news for Ubuntu users: you can now use snaps to install IntelliJ IDEA EAP builds, including both community and ultimate editions.

Snaps will update your app automatically, and you’ll always have a fresh IntelliJ IDEA build right out of the oven. Snaps are really easy to install and use. On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later, snaps come pre-installed.

We currently distribute IntelliJ IDEA EAP Community and IntelliJ IDEA EAP Ultimate from the Edge channel where we store our EAP builds. To install IntelliJ IDEA Community via Snaps from the command-line, use the following command:

Install IntelliJ IDEA Community:

$sudo snap install intellij-idea-community --classic --edge

To install IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate, use:

$sudo snap install intellij-idea-ultimate --classic --edge

To run your edition, use one of these snap commands:

Run IntelliJ IDEA EAP Community edition: $intellij-idea-community

Run IntelliJ IDEA EAP Ultimate edition: $intellij-idea-ultimate

Interested? Learn more about snaps here.

As an alternative, you can always use Toolbox App to install and update IntelliJ IDEA.

We would like to know what you think about snaps. Should we utilize snaps for our upcoming release as well? Add your comments here or tweet @intellijidea. Your feedback is welcome!


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