IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

Last updated: July 22, 2017

JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA IDE has reached the new massive 2017.2 release a few days ago with many new features, performance improvements and important bug-fixes.

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 features:

  • Smarter code completion and control flow analysis
  • New inspections and refactorings
  • Java 9 module diagrams
  • Debugger: filtering arrays, collections, and maps
  • Kotlin 1.1.3 support
  • Groovy 2.5.0 support
  • VCS: reverting and rewording commits, formatting commit messages
  • native look and feel in Windows 10
  • Better HiDPI support for multiple display setup on Windows
  • JavaScript and TypeScript improvements and more.
  • See announcement for details.

IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 splash

Download IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2:

The official Linux binaries are available for download at the link below:

Download IntelliJ IDEA

Extract the tarball, run from bin folder to launch the IDE, and you may manually create an application launcher for it.

Install IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 in Ubuntu via PPA:

An installer script, originally created by Marcel Kapfer, is available to automatically download the source tarball, extract to /opt, and create application launcher.

All you need to do is open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install intellij-idea-community

replace intellij-idea-community in the code with intellij-idea-ultimate for ultimate version.

For those who don’t to add the PPA, grab the installer script from the link below:



Then install it via Gdebi package manager or using dpkg command:

Once installed, launch the IDE from Unity Dash, Gnome launcher, or other app launcher and enjoy!


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