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IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 Release Candidate is here!

We are getting closer and closer to the release date, and we’re happy to announce that the first release candidate for the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 is ready to download!

IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2 RC comes with loads of small yet very useful Spring Integration 5.x improvements. We’ve added support for the Spring Integration annotations such as: @BridgeFrom and @BridgeTo annotations, along with support for the @EnablePublisher annotation.

We’ve also improved the Reactor support, so now IntelliJ IDEA warns you about any blocking calls in lambdas within a reactive pipeline, and along with that, we’ve also fixed false positives in the Blocking operator call in non-blocking scope inspection.
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Additionally, we have fixed a couple of issues in the Run Dashboard. Firstly, now Run Dashboard honors the ‘Single instance only’ flag of Run/Debug configuration dialog for Spring configuration: IDEA-188758. Also, we’ve fixed the issue that caused the current run configuration to delete when pressing the Del key in the Search field of the Console tab of the Run Dashboard: IDEA-189873.

In other news, we removed the redundant navigation Spring gutter icon that appeared on Kotlin data classes.

Speaking of Kotlin, we’ve just bundled a new Kotlin plugin version 1.2.51.

The JDK was updated to the version 1.8.0_152-release-1248-b89:

  • A series of major issues related to performance on 4K monitors was resolved ( JRE-526, JRE-690 , JRE-691 ).
  • Marlin renderer was upgraded to 0.9.1 ( JRE-657 ).

By the way, the full list of changes is available in the IDE and JRE release notes.
Don’t forget that we are looking forward to the feedback that you are sharing with us!

Please if you find a bug submit it to our issue tracker! Thank you!

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