PyCharm 2018.3 Released with WSL, Multiline TODOs Support

November 22, 2018

PyCharm IDE

JetBrains PyCharm IDE 2018.3 was released one day ago with new features and great improvements.

PyCharm 2018.3 features:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) interpreters for Windows users developing apps for Linux.
  • Multiline TODOs support.
  • Great usability improvements for search everywhere feature.
  • Performance improvements to F-string.
  • Additional options for optimizing imports
  • GitHub pull requests
  • Cassandra support

How to Install PyCharm 2018.3 in Ubuntu:

Jetbrains offers official Snap package for Linux desktop. For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply open Ubuntu Software, search for and install pycharm packages:

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install snapd daemon via command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Then install PyCharm snap package via command:

sudo snap install pycharm-community --classic

In the command replace pycharm-community with pycharm-professional for the professional edition.

Uninstall:

To remove the PyCharm snap package, either use Ubuntu Software or run command in terminal:

sudo snap remove pycharm-professional pycharm-community

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