Howto update from 7.0.2 to 7.0.3?

sorry if this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find neither the answer by searching the forums nor a document addressing my question.

What is the recommended update procedure when updating between minor IDEA releases, in my case from 7.0.2 to 7.0.3? I want to keep my previous settings. Should I install 7.0.3 in the 7.0.2 install directory? Should old IDEA (7.0.2) be uninstalled first?

Thanks in advance for hints.

PS
I agree that this question belongs into forum "Documentation", but now it's here and can't be deleted or moved by me.

4 comments
Comment actions Permalink

What platform?

On OS X, I just opened the 7.0.3 disk image, dragged IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.3.app to the /Applications directory, (ran it to made sure my settings were maintained), then trashed the IntelliJ IDEA 7.0.2.app.

Not sure what the procedure is on Windows or Linux.

0
Comment actions Permalink

It's exactly the same for windows

0
Comment actions Permalink

Yes, this seems to be the procedure. Last night late I found a note about upgrading from IDEA v4 to v5 and I tried doing a parallel 7.0.3 install. That install did copy (or reuse) the settings of the 7.0.2 install. I was pleasantly surprised, but it was much too late (UTC+1) to post a reply.
Even so, thanks for your helpful replies.

0
Comment actions Permalink

Hello Victor,

sorry if this is a dumb question, but I couldn't find neither the
answer by searching the forums nor a document addressing my question.

What is the recommended update procedure when updating between minor
IDEA releases, in my case from 7.0.2 to 7.0.3? I want to keep my
previous settings. Should I install 7.0.3 in the 7.0.2 install
directory? Should old IDEA (7.0.2) be uninstalled first?


Whatever you like. :) You can install them side-by-side and then uninstall
7.0.2, or uninstall 7.0.2 first and then install 7.0.3, or install in the
same directory. You won't lose the settings if you don't check the "Delete
settings" checkbox in the uninstaller.

--
Dmitry Jemerov
Development Lead
JetBrains, Inc.
http://www.jetbrains.com/
"Develop with Pleasure!"


0

Please sign in to leave a comment.