Early Access Program Releases

PyCharm 2018.2 EAP 1

We’re getting started with the Early Access Program for PyCharm 2018.2! Even better, you can download the first version now from our website!

New in PyCharm

Improved Pytest support: Fixtures, and more

EAP 1 - pytest

PyCharm 2018.2 supports using fixtures in Pytest. Using fixtures allows you to separate your setup code from the actual tests, making for more concise, and more readable tests. Additionally, there have been improvements to code navigation and refactoring Pytest tests, and to using parametrized tests.

You might also have noticed that PyCharm’s looks have been updated slightly. In PyCharm 2018.2 we’re introducing a new set of icons that are mostly gray, and use color only to highlight important icons.

Further Improvements

  • Type inference for math functions in Python 3 now works correctly
  • An issue where duplicates were shown in autocompletion popups has been resolved
  • Non-English characters in Django templates are now correctly handled
  • And more: read the release notes for details


Download this EAP from our website. Alternatively, you can use the JetBrains Toolbox App to stay up to date throughout the entire EAP.

If you’re on Ubuntu 16.04 or later, you can use snap to get PyCharm EAP, and stay up to date. You can find the installation instructions on our website.

PyCharm 2018.2 is in development during the EAP phase, therefore not all new features are already available. More features will be added in the coming weeks. As PyCharm 2018.2 is pre-release software, it is not as stable as the release versions. Furthermore, we may decide to change and/or drop certain features as the EAP progresses.

All EAP versions will ship with a built-in EAP license, which means that these versions are free to use for 30 days after the day that they are built. As EAPs are released weekly, you’ll be able to use PyCharm Professional Edition EAP for free for the duration of the EAP program, as long as you upgrade at least once every 30 days.

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