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You can check out the git repository and build it yourself. Unfortunately,
it always builds for all platforms. I would prefer to (optionally) build
only for my preferred platform.

Tom

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I have a related question. I see the FAQ says:

"Can I take plugins from the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate distribution and install
them in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition?

No. They will not work."

That sounds reasonable enough. However if I have a licensed Ultimate install,
is it possible to update it to use the latest version of the Community Edition
codebase (or underlying IntelliJ "Platform") whilst retaining full functionality?

I can see plenty of reasons why this might be tricky/problematic, but already
I'm eagerly awaiting a new "Ultimate" release so I can benefit from bugfixes
that I know are available in the Community Edition source tree. Having to
wait for official Ultimate builds for a fix that is already available to
users on the bleeding edge of the free edition seems to me like it will be
an ongoing point of contention. Perhaps a solution could be to provide use-at-your-own-risk
nightly builds of the Ultimate Edition?

Chris


s> What is the period of CE releases? What about night builds?
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Guest wrote:

I have a related question. I see the FAQ says:

"Can I take plugins from the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate distribution and install
them in IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition?

No. They will not work."


This is simply daft. I would assume that...
Ultimate Edition == Community Edition + extra plugins + valid "ultimate" licence file.
The Ultimate edition plugins should just check the licence and refuse to activate in the Community edition. This would allow anyone to mix any build of the community core IDE and 'ultimate' plugins, the only thing that matters would be a valid licence file.

If this is not the case, then it means that (apart from plugins) the Ultimate IDE has some additional vital parts in its core that are responsible for extra features.

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So far the plan is to use the same release schedule for CE builds as for EAP builds of UE (that is, weekly on average). Nightly builds is something that we've considered but not yet decided upon. (And indeed, you can build from source as often as you like.)

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Unfortunately it's not possible for you to take the latest CE source and patch it into an existing UE install on your own. On the other hand, providing nightly builds of UE is something that we can possibly do.

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OK that's good to hear, simultaneous CE/UE builds sounds fine going forwards.
What threw me was the rapid appearance of CE 90.96 but no UE equivalent,
even though UE 90.94 was nearly unusable for me initially (with effort I've
found workarounds/solutions for some of the worst issues).

From what you've said it sounds like the lack of a UE release is just an
initial hiccup with the move to two versions. I was concerned because, as
a paying customer, it grates a little to see fixes available in a release
of the free product but not the pay-for edition (even if they're just beta/EAP
builds) and if it were to happen on a regular basis it would be a definite
sore point. Of course EAP builds aside, people willing to checkout and build
CE will always have the latest and greatest, which is why I asked about a
way to splice the CE code into a UE install so UE customers can benefit too.
Nightly builds would be a good alternative, but I can understand if that's
not viable due to the added support burden it would inevitably bring.

Chris


DJ> So far the plan is to use the same release schedule for CE builds as
DJ> for EAP builds of UE (that is, weekly on average). Nightly builds is
DJ> something that we've considered but not yet decided upon. (And
DJ> indeed, you can build from source as often as you like.)


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yole wrote:

So far the plan is to use the same release schedule for CE builds as for EAP builds of UE (that is, weekly on average). Nightly builds is something that we've considered but not yet decided upon. (And indeed, you can build from source as often as you like.)


Thank you. Weekly is reasonable and acceptable for me.

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