End of Support for 32-bit Operating Systems in IntelliJ-based IDEs

Over the years, the number of users who use 32-bit (specifically Intel x86, as other 32-bit architectures were never officially supported by JetBrains) operating systems has declined massively for both Linux and Windows. We’ve come to the conclusion that it’s time for us to stop development for 32-bit and focus our efforts on making sure our products work well with the most commonly used operating systems. We also plan to focus more on supporting emergent architectures, such as AArch64, which is gaining traction, at least in the macOS world.

The final major version that will be guaranteed to run on a 32-bit OS will be v2021.1 for all IntelliJ-based IDEs, including AppCode, Clion, DataGrip, GoLand, IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, PyCharm, Rider, RubyMine, and WebStorm.

All bug-fix updates for v2021.1 will be compatible with 32-bit operating systems. However, starting with v2021.2, IntelliJ-based IDEs will no longer be compatible with 32-bit OSes.

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