Early Access Program Releases

PyCharm 2020.3 Release Candidate

We’re now in the final stages of our preparations for the PyCharm 2020.3 release. This week’s build brings a variety of bug fixes that will help ensure the new version runs smoothly. Please try this version out and let us know how we’re doing. And if you run into any issues, don’t forget to submit a ticket on YouTrack.

Improvements in this version

  • Master your tools and increase productivity! We’ve added a Learn PyCharm section to the new Welcome screen. You will find all the materials you need to learn about the advanced settings, features, and shortcuts available in PyCharm. Just select an interactive course from the list, and PyCharm will open a demo project that you can follow along with to study the topic.
  • The experience of working with a large DataFrame in the iPython console has been improved. Now you can upload variables to the Variables View console without it freezing.
  • We’ve eliminated the problems with debugging apps that use the Python multiprocessing library. That bug fix also improves the experience of working with frameworks like Django and Celery. Earlier we fixed another issue related to debugging in a forked process when the checkbox Attach to subprocess automatically while debugging is not selected. Hitting a breakpoint doesn’t disturb debugging anymore.
  • Performance of manage.py console is enhanced in several ways for the docker-compose interpreter. Starting “Run manage.py task…” now doesn’t stop the Django development server in use. The manage.py console allows user’s input after “Run manage.py task… ” is started. Note that manage.py is only available in PyCharm Professional Edition.

Read the release notes to learn more.

How to download

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 a snap package to get PyCharm RC versions, and stay up to date. You can find installation instructions on our website.

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

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