release candidates/dates?

any ETAs yet? i and my coworkers are waiting for idea x and nobody except me dares to use the eap.

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I have the reverse issue,
I am trying to wean coworkers off eclipse, but can only do it with the EAP as I need the ClearCase VCS support!
I think I need more than a month to fully convince them all to never go back, then maybe we can get the company to pay for the licences.

From experience, can anyone remember how long the EAPs process lasts?
And how long a gap before the next one begins?

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opticyclic wrote:

From experience, can anyone remember how long the EAPs process lasts?
And how long a gap before the next one begins?

Typical, once the initial version is released (10.0 in this case), any future EAPs for that version (such as a 10.0.1 EAP) require a license for that version (i.e. a 10 license). If memory serves me correctly, it is typically around 6-8 months before the EAP builds for the next version are released. For example, IDEA 9.0 was released early December of 2009. The first IDEA 10 EAP was released on August 19, 2010. While free EAPs are great, we must remember that JetBrains does need to sell licenses in order to stay in business so they can continue to improve the IDE we all love. ;)

You might want to contact JetBrains sales (http://www.jetbrains.com/company/contacts/index.html#Contacts) to see if you can get a set of extended trial licenses for your team. In the past, I've seen comments in these forums from JetBrains personnel that they are often open to doing such things. This would give your team the time to use a full release version (rather than a potentially buggy EAP) for a period of time and fully convince them to migrate over from Eclipse.

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