DataSpell 2021.3 Help

Update DataSpell

By default, DataSpell is configured to check for updates automatically and notify you when a new version is available. Updates are usually patch-based: they are applied to the existing installation and only require you to restart the IDE. However, sometimes patch updates are not available, and a new version of DataSpell must be installed.

When DataSpell updates to a new major release, it opens the What's New in DataSpell tab in the editor with information about the changes, improvements, and fixes. To open this tab manually, select Help | What's New in DataSpell.

If DataSpell does not have HTTP access outside your local network, it will not be able to check for updates and apply patches. In this case, you have to download new versions of the IDE and install them manually as described in Standalone installation.

Standalone instance

If you installed DataSpell manually, the standalone IDE instance will manage its own updates. It will notify you when a new version is available. You can choose to update the current instance, download and install the new version as a separate instance, postpone the notification, or ignore the update entirely.

Configure the update policy

To manage the DataSpell update policy, open Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S and select Appearance & Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

The Updates page contains the following settings:

Item

Description

Check IDE updates for

Select whether you want DataSpell to check for updates automatically and choose an update channel.

  • Early Access Program: Provides all updates, including major version EAP builds and minor version Preview builds. This channel is not recommended for production development.

    EAP versions can be updated to both newer EAP and stable DataSpell versions. If an EAP version is updated to a stable version at some point, the name of the original installation directory does not change.

  • Beta Releases or Public Previews: Includes stable releases, release candidates, and beta releases. Some updates in this channel may contain minor bugs and feature previews.

  • Stable Releases: Includes only stable releases that are recommended for production.

Check for plugin updates

Select whether you want DataSpell to check for new versions of plugins automatically.

Check for Updates

Check for updates immediately.

Manage ignored updates

Show the list of updates that were ignored. These updates will not be suggested until you remove them from the list of ignored updates.

Show What's New in the editor after an IDE update

Open a tab with information about new features and improvements after a major IDE update.

Last modified: 24 November 2021