How to use EAP

I purchased the IDE a couple of weeks ago. I noticed that under the EAP Ariadna there are frequent builds. Are these drop in replacements for the December 3.0.1 release?

If yes, should I install each new version (as it comes out) in it's own directory and it will point to the appropriate Intellij directories to pick up my configuraiton and projects? Are there any caveats I need to be aware of? Do newer version change the underlying configuration files so that I can not return to a previous version if I have a problem? Just trying to figure out wha the EAP version are now that it has been officially released...

Or should I only install a new version if I hit a bug that is fixed in a newer version.

Just trying to get a handle on how bug fixes are being delivered.

Thanks in advance,
John

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Are these drop in replacements for the December 3.0.1 release?


Yes.

If yes, should I install each new version (as it comes out) in it's own

directory

If you want.

and it will point to the appropriate Intellij directories to pick up my

configuraiton and projects?

There is an option to import the configuration from previous versions when
you install.

Are there any caveats I need to be aware of?


Any manually installed plugins will need to be reinstalled.

Do newer version change the underlying configuration files


This are bugfix releases (pre 3.0.x versions) and (in theory :) dont't
break anything.

Or should I only install a new version if I hit a bug that is fixed in a

newer version.

Some eap releases also contain speed improvements. Check the release notes
and decide.


Note that when the new eap for the next version of idea starts, eap releases
will be alpha and anything may happen.


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"John Conner" <jiveadmin@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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I purchased the IDE a couple of weeks ago. I noticed that under the EAP

Ariadna there are frequent builds. Are these drop in replacements for the
December 3.0.1 release?
>

If yes, should I install each new version (as it comes out) in it's own

directory and it will point to the appropriate Intellij directories to pick
up my configuraiton and projects?

You can unzip the files right into your old installation directory. Settings
and project files remain intact.
I never had any problems with that.

If you're using bin/idea.bat to launch idea, you should save the old batch
file and restore it later.

Are there any caveats I need to be aware of? Do newer version change the

underlying configuration files so that I can not return to a previous
version if I have a problem?

hm, difficult question ...
I never tried this, but if you do experience problems you can still edit the
config files with a text editor

Just trying to figure out wha the EAP version are now that it has been

officially released...
>

Or should I only install a new version if I hit a bug that is fixed in a

newer version.
>

Just trying to get a handle on how bug fixes are being delivered.

>

Thanks in advance,
John



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