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PyCharm 2.0 EAP open

Today we’re happy to announce the beginning of the Early Access Preview program (or EAP for short) for PyCharm 2.0. The EAP allows you to get access to early development builds of the new version, try out the new features and give your feedback in order to ensure that the final version meets your requirements.

Some of the features already available in the new version include:

  • Initial support for Mako templates (work in progress). The template format used in the project (Django or Mako) can be selected in Settings | Python Integrated Tools.
  • New in-place refactoring UI for Introduce Variable/Constant/Field;
  • Support for IPython in the built-in Python console;
  • Reporting of parameter type mismatch errors in function calls and binary operators (when the types can be inferred, of course);
  • Distinct highlighting for unicode and byte strings;
  • Support for PyPy;
  • New inspection to highlight usages of deprecated modules, classes and functions;
  • Option to display directory name in the editor tab title for non-unique filenames (such as or;
  • Option to display fields and inherited members in the Structure view;
  • Support for the attest test framework;
  • Context Info keyboard shortcut to show the enclosing declaration for the current caret position in the editor;
  • …and many other smaller performance and productivity improvements, as well as bugfixes.

The new version is available for download on the PyCharm 2.0 EAP page. The EAP builds expire 30 days after the release date, but are otherwise free to use and do not require any license. And note that if you buy a license now, it will be still valid for the 2.0 release – so make sure you don’t miss out on the 50% discount in September!

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40 Responses to PyCharm 2.0 EAP open

  1. Uznick says:

    September 7, 2011

    Awesome! Thanks for release 🙂

  2. VoSi says:

    September 7, 2011

    Looking forward for the “Multiple projects in one window” feature!

  3. Valentin Bryukhanov says:

    September 7, 2011

    IPython in the console is very usefull.

  4. e0ne says:

    September 7, 2011

    Great! It has many useful features/

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    September 8, 2011

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  6. Mike says:

    September 8, 2011

    Will there be an upgrade price for the registered 1.5 version?

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 8, 2011

      Your purchase of PyCharm includes all upgrades released within a year from the purchase date. If you’ve purchased PyCharm after the release of 1.5, 2.0 will almost certainly be a free upgrade for you.

  7. Ryan Blunden says:

    September 8, 2011

    I agree with the comment about IPython in the console. The console is currently very lacking and is something I use every day.

    I would also like to see support for Jinja2 templates and seeing they’re so similar to Django, I can’t see this being too difficult?

  8. demikaze says:

    September 9, 2011

    I look forward to the ability to run multiple instances of the IDE with different projects at the same time…

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 12, 2011

      You can do so in the current version. Use the “Open in new window” option when opening the second project.

  9. Ernest Semerda says:

    September 10, 2011

    Super!! Checking it out now. Been looking for a great Python IDE. Thanks guys!

  10. xx says:

    September 10, 2011

    Can i haz web2py support ?

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 12, 2011

      We don’t currently have any plans to support web2py in PyCharm.

      • Dmitriy Starodubcev says:

        October 9, 2011

        web2py – great framework like django. Native ORM support of GAE database, pure template system and admin for admin. Great support of great framework in great IDE ))))

      • Kirby Turner says:

        February 9, 2012

        It’s unfortunate to read there are no plans to support web2py. This is the one missing feature that is keeping me from buying PyCharm.

      • Barron Snyder says:

        March 23, 2012

        I too, would like to see web2py support added to PyCharm.

    • Mike says:

      September 16, 2011

      I agree with xx. Perhaps you should take a closer look at web2py, just won a Bossie award on Infoworld
      It’s a growing community.

  11. Igor says:

    September 10, 2011

    Any chance for Jinja2 templating support? I know there’s an outstanding bug for that, just wondering if you guys are planning to roll that out in time for 2.0

    Keep up the good work!

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 12, 2011

      Yes, we plan to support Jinja2 in PyCharm 2.0.

      • Robert says:

        September 18, 2011


      • Alex says:

        October 7, 2011


  12. Yury V. Zaytsev says:

    September 11, 2011

    Given the broken state of GTK+ integration (probably it more of a fundamental Java problem, rather than something specific to Idea / PyCharm), what we really need is a dark LAF support (i.e. Substance’s Twilight or similar professionally designed LAF) =) !

    • Kevin says:

      September 25, 2011


      With a dark theme and GTK+ you almost always end up with some areas of the UI that are entirely unreadable, in the case of my current theme it’s usually fairly important information that I can’t see.

  13. Robert says:

    September 12, 2011

    Yummy…support for Mako! Thanks!

  14. Victor Hooi says:

    September 16, 2011


    Awesome =).

    I get a weird error though when I try to run it:

    Could not save application settings: \\….\username\config\.PyCharm20\config\options

    (… represents the network server for my profile)


  15. Chistyakov Denis says:

    September 19, 2011

    Good day, new version is very interesting and have much tasty food, but I can`t find deployment control (
    Is it EAP version limitation or I did something wrong?

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 19, 2011

      We didn’t change anything related to deployment compared to the 1.5 version. Please make sure that you’ve installed the new version into an empty directory and not over PyCharm 1.x.

      • Chistyakov Denis says:

        September 19, 2011

        I am sure, without this PyCharm did not started (

  16. Angelo Dini says:

    September 19, 2011

    Also looking forward for the “Multiple projects in one window” feature 🙂

    • Vitalii says:

      September 24, 2011

      Yes, it would be very-very usefull!!!

  17. Michal Palicka says:

    September 19, 2011

    Are you (JetBrains) going to bundle JavaScript debugger to PyCharm 2.0
    (see Thanks.

    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      September 20, 2011

      Yes, most likely it’s going to be bundled.

      • Michal Palicka says:

        September 20, 2011

        That’s great news! It is definitely a reason to upgrade to 2.0 for me.

  18. Adam Jorgensen says:

    September 21, 2011

    Congratulations guys. I’ve switched from 1.5.4 to the 2.0 EAP and so far it’s been a really smooth experience. A few plugins complain, but nothing that I was actually using.

    The improvements really stand out. I especially like the slimmer breakpoint condition editing feature and the indexing and general UI responsiveness seem to be much improved.

    Keep up the good work!

  19. G says:

    October 10, 2011

    What about:
    – pylons/TurboGears support?
    – profiler support?


    • Dmitry Jemerov says:

      October 10, 2011

      Pylons is unlikely to ever be supported; it’s much more likely that we’ll support Pyramid instead. But that’s not a 2.0 feature, and neither is TurboGears support.

      Profiler integration will not appear in 2.0 either.

  20. BrendanC says:

    October 20, 2011

    Another vote for web2py support – this a an excellent webframework for anyone getting started with web development and the community is growing.

  21. Pepe says:

    December 15, 2011

    Any suggest about to how develop web2py with Pycharm?

    Please, add support to web2py.

  22. Eric James Soltys says:

    March 26, 2012

    I’m a happy owner of PhpStorm, but without web2py support I have no reason to purchase PyCharm. Another vote for supporting an award-winning framework.

  23. Chris Espinoza says:

    July 5, 2012

    Hi, what about Web2Py support?

    I’m using eclipse, and I’m interesting in pycharm for Web2Py development

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