PyCharm 2020.2.1

PyCharm 2020.2.1 is out with fixes for small issues, including usability problems introduced by version 2020.2. Update from within PyCharm (Help | Check for Updates), using the JetBrains Toolbox, or by downloading the new version from our website.

In this version of PyCharm:

  • Debugger binaries for Python 3.9
  • Ability to debug python script on WSL 2
  • Better performance experience for plotting matplotlib
  • Collapsed the “External Libraries” tree in new projects
  • JetBrains Runtime is rebased on top of OpenJDK 11.0.8
  • Better typing speed experience after switching to OpenJDK 11.0.8

Besides, the following known issues have been resolved:

  • Missing import os in Django (PY-43897)
  • Function completion errors (PY-43053)
  • Problems with changing the font size for Jupyter Notebook previews (PY-42955)
  • Incorrect behavior of the “Add alias” refactoring (PY-24482)
  • Incorrect Python version with Maya (PY-39469)

And many more small fixes, see our release notes for details.

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.

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