Build with bundled Java 8 for 2020.1? Follow
I was looking at the 2020.1 EAP page and I see that there is no build with bundled Java 8. Has the Java 8 bundle been end-of-lifed and we will only get the bundled Java 11 going forward?
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Yes, we plan to bundle IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 only with Java 11.
You can still download and use Java 8 runtime manually per https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/hc/articles/206544879 .
What's the reason you want to run IntelliJ IDEA on Java 8?
One of the plugins I use was incompatible with Java 11 as of the last time I checked. That was a while ago and I don't remember which one it was.
By the way, I think the 2020.1 EAP page is linked to a 2019.3 build, which isn't very helpful.
This page is a placeholder, 2020.1 EAP is not available yet and it was not announced.
There is a good reason to don't upgrade java. java > 8 is java killer. No backward compatibility.