IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu

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.

Download IntelliJ IDEA 2017.2:

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

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Extract the tarball, run idea.sh 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:

intellij-idea-community_xxx.xx_all.deb

intellij-idea-ultimate_xxx.xx_all.deb

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!