IntelliJ Platform Gradle Plugin 2.0 EAP

After months of refactoring, development, and discussions about how the Gradle IntelliJ Plugin 1.x should work and why its name is confusing, we have finally reached the point where we can publicly announce the Early Access Preview release!

We’re delighted to present the very first IntelliJ Platform Gradle Plugin 2.0 EAP release of the Gradle plugin for creating plugins for IntelliJ-based IDEs (that includes IntelliJ IDEA, PhpStorm, PyCharm, Android Studio, and more).

As you have noticed, the 2.0 release got a very new name, but there is way more than just that:

  • New ID: org.jetbrains.intellij.platform
  • More powerful intellijPlatform {} extension
  • Reworked dependencies and repositories management
  • Better documentation
  • Simpler configuration structure
  • Better support for multi-module projects

The IntelliJ Platform Gradle Plugin 2.0 EAP release is now available via the snapshots channel.

Visit the IntelliJ SDK Docs pages to see how to start using the 2.0 version.
You’ll also find the migration guide, which will be updated daily with more and more details to make this process smooth.

Call to action:
If you develop a plugin for IntelliJ-based IDEs, please join us at this stage and share any questions, design suggestions, or problems you will face, so the 2.0 GA will be as solid as rock!
What’s the best approach for that? Take your plugin project and open the build.gradle.kts file, and follow the Migration Guide.

Docs: IntelliJ Platform Gradle Plugin 2.x (EAP) | IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK

The IntelliJ SDK Advocacy Team @ JetBrains