Auto update functionality

Hi,

why does Intellij not include an auto-update function like Eclpse. It is extremely annoying to always do a fresh install when a newer minor upgrade occurs (annoying download+install+installThirdPartyPlugins all over again).Especially when upgrading often (through official release or EAP).

I can understand this is difficult for major releases but it should be possible for minor releases (like 8.0.x or even 8.x.x). Is it technical not possible or are there business reasons to do so?

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Hello manuel,

why does Intellij not include an auto-update function like Eclpse. It
is extremely annoying to always do a fresh install when a newer minor
upgrade occurs (annoying downloadinstallinstallThirdPartyPlugins all
over again).Especially when upgrading often (through official release
or EAP).

I can understand this is difficult for major releases but it should be
possible for minor releases (like 8.0.x or even 8.x.x). Is it
technical not possible or are there business reasons to do so?


We actually have a mostly implemented autoupdate feature - we hope that we'll
be able to finish and polish it during 8.1 EAP and make full use of it later.

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


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