Early Access Program Releases

PyCharm 2018.2 Release Candidate

PyCharm 2018.2 is getting closer to its release date, and we’re happy to announce that a release candidate is available for download now.

New in PyCharm

  • The dot in pytest is no more! If you’re looking for ‘Py.test’, it’s now known as ‘pytest’ anywhere in PyCharm.
  • Fixtures for pytest-BDD are now supported. We’ve added a lot of pytest and pytest-BDD features in 2018.2. If you’d like to play around with BDD, make sure to get the Professional Edition of PyCharm
  • In some cases SQL queries were falsely identified as f-strings, and f-strings in regexes were marked as errors. Both of these false positives have been fixed
  • Code completion for Pandas DataFrames in the debug console was slow, and should now work as expected.

Read the release notes to learn more.


Download the RC from our website. Alternatively, you can use the JetBrains Toolbox App to stay up to date.

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

The release candidate (RC) is not an early access program (EAP) build, and does not bundle an EAP license. If you get PyCharm Professional Edition RC, you will either need a currently active PyCharm subscription, or you will receive a 30-day free trial.

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