PyCharm is the first JetBrains IDE to ship with the new JDK 11. This brings us improved performance and better rendering for our Jupyter Notebooks. Unfortunately, it also means that we ran into a couple of teething issues with the new JDK.
New in this Version
AltGr works correctly
As those of you who are using keymaps that require the AltGr key to type various characters have kindly let us know, this ability was broken in PyCharm 2019.1. We published a workaround as soon as we could, and have been making progress to resolving the issue. We heard that the fix we released with the release candidate of this version didn’t resolve the issue for all keyboard layouts, so we’ve revised the fix and verified it to work with all keyboard layouts mentioned in the issues on YouTrack.
- Previously, Python 3.8 pre-release interpreters were detected as Python 3.7, they’re now correctly identified as Python 3.8
- Various issues related to Conda environments have been fixed
Getting the New Version
You can update PyCharm by choosing Help | Check for Updates (or PyCharm | Check for Updates on macOS) in the IDE. PyCharm will be able to patch itself to the new version, there should no longer be a need to run the full installer.
If you’re on Ubuntu 16.04 or later, or any other Linux distribution that supports snap, you should not need to upgrade manually, you’ll automatically receive the new version.