IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Beta 2 is available!

We are getting closer to the big date and today we are ready to publish IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Beta 2. We’ve been polishing the forthcoming release, so this week it’s more about stability improvements. Download the latest build now and share your feedback with us!

Even though our brand-new JVM profiler has been received well, we’ve also collected some useful feedback that shows that there’s room for refining it and making it more user-friendly. That’s why in the upcoming v2018.3, the JVM Profiler is available as an experimental feature, which means that you can continue using the JVM Profiler in IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Ultimate edition as long as you enable it. Go to the Maintenance dialog (Ctrl-Alt-Shift-/ on Linux, Cmd-Alt-Shift-/ on macOS), select the Experimental features option, and then select the idea.profiler.enabled checkbox.

We’ve moved the native toolbar on Linux to experimental features as well, so in the same Experimental features dialog, please select the linux.native.menu option.

Screen Shot 2018-11-01 at 15.39.42

We plan to fine-tune these experimental features and release them next year. Your experience with them is vital, so please keep sharing your feedback to help us make them better for you!

With this update, we’ve added initial support for Spring Cloud Stream.

Screen Shot 2018-10-31 at 16.44.27

We’ve also updated the bundled Kotlin plugin to v1.3. You are very welcome to try it out, as the Kotlin 1.3 is now officially released and stable!

Last but not least, we’ve integrated the following notable fixes with the updated bundled JDK v1.8.0_152-release-1343-b15:

  • Some system DLLs will be shipped with JFX builds because JFX building was switched to Visual Studio 2017 JRE-991.
  • The issue with starting IDEA 2018.3 on CentOS 7.5 was resolved JRE-986.
  • The issue with freezing input after MacOS key-selector on Mojave was fixed JRE-998.
  • The target exception message was included in the data block of JDWP error packets JRE-1007

The full list of all the changes is available in the IDE release notes and the JRE release notes.

Download IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Beta 2 from our website or update via Toolbox App. Please share your feedback with us: discussion forum, issue tracker, Twitter, or here in the comments!

Stay tuned as we’re going to publish the first Release Candidate next week!

Happy Developing!

About Zlata Kalyuzhnaya

IntelliJ IDEA Marketing Manager at JetBrains. twitter: @ZlataKalyuzhnay ‏
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7 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 Beta 2 is available!

  1. Edoardo Luppi says:

    Not being familiar with Linux, what’s the “native” toolbar? Is it related to a distro in particular?
    You’ve got a typo: “…publish IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2…”

    • Naftoli Gugenheim says:

      It integrates with global menu support, which some desktop environments support, including Gnome Shell and KDE. Right now I have KDE configured to access application menus via an icon on the title bar. It seems to work fine. Now when a menu is too long to fit on the screen (e.g. recent projects) it doesn’t scroll, it gets arranged in columns by KDE.

      The only thing is it seems like IntelliJ builds menus lazily which causes it to glitch a bit (e.g. seems like the Help menu disappeared for a fraction of a second)

    • Shivanshu says:

      It integrates with global menu support, which is similar to how menu bars are handled on macOS.

  2. Frank says:

    For me it’s not quit reasonable to sell the removing of the oppurtinity for an unified desktop experiene (dropping gtk support) on linux as a feature.
    If all applications in daily use bring their own theme / L&F how much disturbance will be created on the desktop?
    That’s some of the reasons kde developers try to implement kde themes gtk (e.g. breeze gtk) for and qt supports Gtk L&F.
    I have searched a long time for a gtk theme which is comfortable for my eyes and looks same an gtk2 / 3 and qt. Because the normal intellij theme is to bright and dracula to dark for me then for now the only opportunity is dropping future updates or switching the IDE….

  3. Please, make sure you explicitly mark the feature as Ultimate only when you mention some functionality available only at Ultimate version: JVM Profiler.

  4. Sajmonella9 says:

    Yeees, Support GlobalMenu for KDE! My Dream! <3 Now i have completed System. Thx for all JetBrains Team! one of most important DEV tools in this era <3

  5. Anand says:

    Great job team. This is one of the best engineered product I’ve ever come across. Hope you’re also keeping eye of s/w bloating and getting fat with features, to make sure this doesn’t end up becoming one.

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