GoLand 2024.1 Help

Update GoLand

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.

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

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.

Toolbox App

If you installed GoLand using the Toolbox App, it will suggest that you update the IDE when a new version is available.

Automatically update all managed tools

  1. Open the Toolbox App, click the Toolbox App menu icon in the top right corner, and select Settings.

    Toolbox App menu icon
  2. 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

  1. Open the Toolbox App, click The three dots icon next to the relevant IDE instance, and select Settings.

  2. In the instance settings dialog, select the update channel to use for this IDE instance:

    • Release: Update only to stable releases that are recommended for production.

    • Early Access Program: Includes updates to release candidates , beta releases, and EAP builds, which are not recommended for production and include feature previews.

Standalone instance

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.

Platform and Plugin Updates

Configure the update policy

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

The Updates page contains the following settings:



Check for plugin updates

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

Check for Updates

Manually check for updates immediately. If there are updates available, you will see the same dialog as when the IDE checks for updates automatically.

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.

Snap package

If you installed GoLand as a snap package, it will receive automatic background updates along with other snaps every day.

To update only the GoLand snap manually at any time, run the following command:

sudo snap refresh goland

To disable automatic updates of the GoLand snap:

snap refresh --hold goland

For more information about managing snap updates, refer to the Snapcraft documentation

Last modified: 21 May 2024