PyCharm 2016.2 Release Candidate is available

We are now approaching the final steps towards the PyCharm 2016.2 release. So today we’ve published the PyCharm 2016.2 Release Candidate.

The PyCharm 2016.2 RC build 162.1236 is available for download from the Early Access Preview page. Please take it for a spin and give us your feedback.

PyCharm 2016.2 Release Candidate includes mostly a consolidation of bug fixes as compared to the previous PyCharm 2016.2 EAP 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 2016.2 – please read the announcements of previous EAP builds.

The most important highlights are:

  • vmprof Profiler Support
  • Pandas Dataframes Viewer
  • Thread Suspend Option
  • Function Return Values in the Debugger
  • Package Installation from requirements.txt
  • Configuration for Optimize Imports
  • Postfix Code Completion
  • Lettuce Scenario Outlines
  • Support for Ligatures
  • The Inspection Tool Improvements
  • Editor Background Image
  • Regex Support Improvement
  • Unversioned Files Handling
  • Improvements in Working with Patches
  • VCS Log Viewer Enhancements
  • Database Tools Improvements

You can download the build or upgrade from within the IDE without a full re-installation using the patch-based upgrade (make sure you’ve enabled the EAP or RC channel in your update settings).

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 2016.2 release announcement and follow us on Twitter.

-PyCharm team

About Dmitry Filippov

Product Marketing Manager at JetBrains
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6 Responses to PyCharm 2016.2 Release Candidate is available

  1. Volodymyr Tartynskyi says:

    Why isn’t it available to the toolbox?
    Feels like the attitude to PyCharm is lower than to the other products.
    WebStorm and PhpStorm were immediately available after Twitter announce.

    • Karl says:

      RC editions now appear to be available via the toolbox – though when they are made available seems to range from minutes to hours after release… Log a ticket on youtrack if you’re having additional problems.

  2. Roman says:

    There’s an older version in pycharm-professional-162.1236.15.dmg package

  3. Dan says:

    “You can download the build or upgrade from within the IDE without a full re-installation using the patch-based upgrade (make sure you’ve enabled the EAP or RC channel in your update settings).”

    I’ve never been able to download any new EAP releases as a patch update. I’ve had to download the file and re-install every time.

    Using latest Max OSX.

    • Dmitry Filippov says:

      Currently we provide patches only from a previous build. So if you’re on A, missed B and we have C already, you can’t go from A to C with a patch.

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