Early Access Program Releases

PyCharm 2018.3 EAP 9

We’ve entered the final phase of the Early Access Program (EAP) for PyCharm 2018.3, the ninth version is now available. Download this version from our website

New in This Version

Enhanced GitHub Integration


We’ve included a couple of cool GitHub specific features in PyCharm. You can now update your fork of GitHub projects you contribute to right from PyCharm, then do some work, and create a pull request.

Do you maintain a project? You can now check out pull requests in PyCharm, and check out a branch to play with it right from the version control tools in your IDE.

Further Improvements

  • The Python 3.7 `breakpoint()` statement will now trigger the PyCharm debugger to break. Of course, you can still use regular breakpoints and prevent yourself from accidentally checking in a debugging statement.
  • A bug that caused Gtk to not have code completion has been resolved.
  • Sometimes when opening a task in PyCharm, the IDE would freeze for a long time, this has been resolved now. Did you know that PyCharm integrates with your issue tracker? Read more in our docs
  • And more, check out the release notes for more 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 2018.3 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.

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