Hello Idea Community,
In my opinion the updates support in IDEA is one of its persistent weakness.
I know if you skip an EAP update you cannot update to subsequente EAP versions. I know there is no updated support between major releases.
But today I've tried the recently anounced 12.0.2 RC using the Beta release and public previews channel. Currently I have installed the 12.0.1 FINAL version (Build:123.94, Released: December 20, 2012), and I it was supposed IDEA would grab this RC ((ideaIU-123.116)) through this update channel. But of course this was not working.
So I don't understand the meaning of the updated channels in IDEA and the whole update mechanims.
Could anyone explain how this update support is working in idea so as I can benefit from it and prevent manual downloading and installing updates over and over again?
Thank you in advance.