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PyCharm 2016.1 RC is Available along with New Versioning

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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