JetBrains DataSpell 2021.1 Help

Update JetBrains DataSpell

By default, JetBrains 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 JetBrains DataSpell must be installed.

If JetBrains 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 JetBrains 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.

Disable automatic update checks

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Appearance and Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

  2. Clear the Automatically check updates for checkbox.

Check for updates manually

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Appearance and Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

  2. Click the Check Now button to see if a newer version is available.

Alternatively, you can check for updates from the main menu:

  • For Windows and Linux: Help | Check for Updates

  • For macOS: JetBrains DataSpell | Check for Updates

Choose the update channel

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Appearance and Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

  2. Use the list of update channels to limit the types of releases you want to use.

You can choose the channel only if you are using a stable version. For EAP builds, the channel is always set to Early Access Program.

  • 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 JetBrains 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.

View and manage ignored updates

If you decide to ignore a proposed update for some reason, you can later view every update that you ignored and make it available again if you change your mind.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, select Appearance and Behavior | System Settings | Updates.

  2. Click the View/edit ignored updates link. The Ignored Updates dialog lists the build numbers that are currently ignored.

  3. To make a certain build available, delete it from the ignored updates list.

Last modified: 26 March 2021