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IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1 Beta 3 is out!

We’ve just made IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1 Beta 3 available, which can mean only one thing: the release is just a few weeks away! We are now mostly working on polishing the upcoming major release and making it shine, so this week we are concentrating on fixes and usability improvements. You can find a full list of all the latest changes in the release notes. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at the more notable ones.

As you may recall, with the upcoming IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1 we added a pre-configured Sublime keymap. Now we feel it’s time, and we are ready to reveal to you our new VS Code keymap which we have made available as a separate plugin! If you find you have any issues with it, please report them to our issue tracker.

One of our predefined live templates has had an update so now you can use ‘main’ as an abbreviation for “public static void main”. Or you can continue using the ‘psvm’ abbreviation – it will still work the same as it did before.


Please note that we have currently downgraded the bundled Maven version from 3.6.0 to 3.3.9. We plan to upgrade the bundled version to 3.6.0 again with the first bug-fix update of IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1.

In other news, we have updated both JetBrains Runtime 8 and JetBrains Runtime 11.

JBR 8 was updated to 1.8.0_202-release-1483-b39. With this update, we’ve fixed the issue that appeared after disconnecting from the external monitor: JBR-1236. The full release notes are available here.

JBR 11 was updated to 11.0.2+9-b159.22, so we’ve been able to integrate the fix for the error while loading jre64\bin\msvcp140.dll and jre64\bin\server\jvm.dll : JBR-1262. The full release notes are available here.

Download the latest build today! Please share your thoughts in our discussion forum, on Twitter, or here in the comments, and don’t forget to report bugs to our issue tracker. Thanks!

P. S. We have another new feature for you which we’ll announce shortly. Stay tuned!

Happy developing!

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