By default, GoLand 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 GoLand must be installed.
If GoLand 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 GoLand using the Toolbox App, it will suggest you to update the IDE when a new version is available.
Automatically update all managed tools
Open the Toolbox App and click in the top right corner.
In the Toolbox App Settings dialog, expand Tools and select Update all tools automatically.
If you disable this option, you will need to click Update next to any instance when a newer version comes out.
You can also configure the update policy for every managed IDE instance separately.
Configure the update policy for a specific instance
Open the Toolbox App, click next to the relevant IDE instance, and select Settings.
In the instance settings dialog, expand Updates.
If necessary, select to keep using the current major version to make sure that the Toolbox App does not update the current IDE instance to a newer major version when it comes out.
If you did not choose to automatically update all tools, you can select to automatically update this particular IDE instance.
Select the update channel to use for this IDE instance:
Update to Release: Update only to stable releases that are recommended for production.
To Release and Early Access Program: Includes updates to beta releases, release candidates, and EAP builds, which are not recommended for production and include feature previews.
If you installed GoLand 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 GoLand update policy, open Settings/Preferences Ctrl+Alt+S and select .
The Updates page contains the following settings:
|Automatically check updates for|
Select whether you want GoLand to check for updates automatically and choose an update channel.
Check for updates immediately.
|View/edit 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.
If you installed GoLand as a snap package, it will manage updates automatically. All snaps are updated automatically in the background every day. You can also get the latest version of all snaps manually at any time by running the following command:
Or if you want to update only the GoLand snap: