IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 Goes Beta

IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 goes Beta today! This means we’ve packed the upcoming v2020.1 release full of all the major things planned, and we are now polishing everything and fixing bugs.

To remind you of the key highlights, v2020.1 adds support for Java 14, downloads and sets up Java for you, adds the light-editing mode, renders Javadocs in the editor, helps you refactor methods and classes on the go, adds a bunch of improvements for Spring and microservice frameworks, and does so much more.

Here’s a quick overview of the most exciting new features in this upcoming release:

To learn more about each of the latest features announced during our weekly EAPs, check out the posts tagged as IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 on this blog.

The release notes list all of the closed tickets in this Beta build.

We are eager to hear your feedback, so share away! And stay tuned, as we’ll likely announce even more cool things for the upcoming release.

Happy developing!

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20 Responses to IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 Goes Beta

  1. Sebastian says:

    unfortunately, this beta release still contains the play!framework (v1.x) errors, as reported multiple times and also commented several times, e.g. see [1].

    Artem Sarkisov answered (see [1]) that this issue was already fixed and should be included in one of the EAP builds, but that was not the case. It’s still missing in the current beta.



  2. lsanotes says:

    How to enable the doc preview feature in Kotlin Source File?

  3. TheBestPessimist says:

    For those who like the non-modal git toolwindow + non-modal commit (also named in-place commit), but dislike diff-preview inside editor (and consider diff-preview should be located inside the toolwindow), you should check the following issues:

    • Mike says:

      I voted for those issues. The non-modal commit feature is almost perfect except for the bizarre decision to put the diff viewer where the editor goes. That is an abomination. I am not sure why those two things are tied together anyway. The location of the diff viewer should be configurable totally separate from the choice of using a non-modal commit dialog.

  4. Brice says:

    _light-editing mode_ I still can’t open some a directory as project/modules, as IntelliJ search for some framework

  5. Alberto Gordillo says:

    Any idea when a stable version of Intellij 2020.1 will be released?
    Thanks in advance!

  6. TONY says:

    When did you switch the idea runtime JDK to JDK 14?

  7. Leszek says:

    I wanted to try it out, but there is no popup or a way to import all the configuration, settings and plugins from 2019.3. Or it is?

    • Same problem here.
      I may be wrong, but IJ 2020 seems to allow config import for specific cases only (a previous blog post talked about that). I don’t understand why they introduced this limitation. For me, this is a regression: user should always be able to import config.

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