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 .
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.
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 .
The Updates page contains the following settings:
Check IDE updates for
Select whether you want DataSpell to check for updates automatically and choose an update channel.
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.