PyCharm 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

Dmitry Filippov

We are now approaching the final steps towards the PyCharm 2016.1 release. So today we’ve published the PyCharm 2016.1 Release Candidate.

The PyCharm 2016.1 RC build 145.258 is available for download from the Early Access Preview page. Please take it for a spin and give us your feedback.

A week ago we announced the new versioning model for all JetBrains Toolbox products. With the upcoming release, former PyCharm 5.1 will become PyCharm 2016.1. The new versioning is aligned with releases of other JetBrains tools, following the new YYYY.R format. Please read more about new versioning in the JetBrains Toolbox—Release and Versioning Changes blog post.

PyCharm 2016.1 Release Candidate includes mostly a consolidation of bug fixes as compared to the previous PyCharm 5.1(2016.1) Beta build. For the detailed list of notable changes and improvements in this build, please check the Release Notes.

In case you missed what’s new in upcoming PyCharm 2016.1 – please see the announcement of PyCharm 5.1 Beta or for detailed information, check the announcements of previous EAP builds.

You can download the build or upgrade from within the IDE (from previous PyCharm 2016.1 Beta only) without a full re-installation using the patch-based upgrade.

We hope that there will be no major bugs, however, should you encounter any problems, please report them to YouTrack – we’ll still have a bit of time to fix stuff before the final release.

Stay tuned for a PyCharm 2016.1 release announcement and follow us on twitter.

-PyCharm team

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15 Responses to PyCharm 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

  1. Evgeny says:

    March 18, 2016

    Could you please double check that the patch-based upgrade is available?
    I have build 145.256.43 (PyCharm 5.1 Beta). However, when I click “Check for updates”, I get “You already have the latest version of PyCharm installed”.

    • Dmitry Filippov says:

      March 18, 2016

      We’ll upload the new updates info soon when all patches will be ready. Thanks for patience.

  2. Dan says:

    March 18, 2016

    The Docker integration seems to be completely broken. I don’t know how it got worse since the previous beta.

    • Dan says:

      March 18, 2016

      Docker version 1.10.3, build 20f81dd
      docker-machine version 0.6.0, build e27fb87
      docker-compose version 1.6.2, build 4d72027

      PyCharm 2016.1
      Build #PY-145.258, built on March 17, 2016
      JRE: 1.8.0_40-release-b132 x86_64
      JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o

    • Dmitry Filippov says:

      March 18, 2016

      Could you please describe what isn’t working? Ideally to open the ticket so developers will see it faster:

    • Michal says:

      March 21, 2016

      Looks like Docker integration does not work for me either… but in my case I don’t even have an option to use Docker as a Remote Project Interpreter anymore – just Vagrant, Deployment Configuration or SSH Credentials.

      OS: Windows 7

  3. Eli Bradley says:

    March 18, 2016

    Hello! I noticed that you link to the announcement of the PyCharm 5 Beta when you intend to link to for the PyCharm 5.1 Beta announcement in paragraph 5. Thanks!

  4. Goran says:

    March 21, 2016


    The docker-compose support for v2 format compose files still doesn’t work. I think that is because the EAP build number is 145.258 but the actual ticket closed support for v2 files in

    Can you please confirm this is the case and update the build to download from the EAP page. At the moment, I’m getting the same error when I select a docker-compose v2 file as I did in the previous release. The error is: “Service must contain either build or image property: app”

  5. Goran says:

    March 24, 2016

    Hey Alex

    I still can’t get it to work even in the actual Released version. Exactly the same message appears. Did the bug fix make it into the public release or will it be a patch update?

  6. Cyril Howk says:

    March 25, 2016

    It’s the little changes that will make the most important changes.

  7. Alexey says:

    March 27, 2016

    “You already have the latest version…”

    PyCharm 5.0.4

    • Alexey says:

      March 27, 2016

      Wrong topic, sorry..

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