Early Access Program Releases

PyCharm 2018.2 EAP 2

The second Early Access Program (EAP) version of PyCharm 2018.2 is now available. We’d like to invite you to download this version from our website.

New in PyCharm 2018.2 EAP 2

Flexible Package Manager


Previously, PyCharm’s package manager listed all versions of packages whether they were stable or pre-release. In this EAP we changed this behavior, so now by default PyCharm shows only stable versions. We added an option to install pre-released versions though. If you want to extend the scope of the latest available versions for packages to any pre-released versions (such as beta or release candidate), try the Show early releases option.
Learn more about package management in PyCharm.

Attach Debugger to Process Refined

Attach to process is one of the coolest PyCharm’s productivity features. Using this feature you can attach the debugger to a running Python script launched either outside or inside PyCharm. In this EAP we’ve added an option to filter the visible list of processes to attach. To enable filtering, add your pattern to the corresponding field in the Python Debugger settings (Settings/Preferences | Build, Execution, Deployment | Python Debugger ). For example, you can put “Scientific” if you want to attach only processes matching this string:

Learn more about the Attach to Process feature.

New Front-End Development Functionality

As you might already know, PyCharm bundles all features available in WebStorm, a front-end development IDE by JetBrains. With this EAP build we’ve adopted a ton of WebStorm new features:

  • Completion for Vue events and event modifiers
  • Debug scratch files
  • TypeScript 2.9 support
  • Improved Angular support with faster project startup
  • Code style rules from all types of ESLint and TSLint configuration files automatically applied
  • And more. Read the WebStorm EAP blog post to learn about all new front-end features which are also available in PyCharm


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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