We are working hard on the next version of PyCharm: 2018.3. And we’re looking for some feedback from those of you interested in having a look at the next version already. You can get this week’s Early Access Preview (EAP) version from our website now.
New in This Version
Updated Plugins Repository
PyCharm 2018.3 Professional Edition will launch with support for our new and improved plugins repository: JetBrains Marketplace. We’re working hard on making it easier to extend PyCharm’s functionality with additional third-party plugins. For example, there are plugins available for Kubernetes, and HashiCorp Configuration Language (HCL), and much more.
- The IDE is now able to move parts of CSS rule sets around with new refactoring tools, both within the same file, and to different files. HTML and CSS editing are available in PyCharm Professional Edition.
- An issue where the quick documentation popup would flicker has been resolved.
- And more, read the release notes for details.
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 2018.3 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 2018.3 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.