By default, AppCode 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 AppCode must be installed.
If you installed AppCode using the Toolbox App, it will suggest you to update when a new version is available.
Automatically update all managed tools
Open the Toolbox App and click the screw nut icon in the top right corner to open the settings.
Select Update all tools automatically.
You can also configure the update settings for every managed IDE instance separately.
Configure update settings for a specific instance
Open the Toolbox App, click the screw nut icon for the necessary instance, and select Settings.
Under Updates, choose whether you want to stay on the current major version, automatically update the instance, and what update channel to use:
Release: Update only to stable releases that are recommended for production.
Release and EAP: Includes updates to beta releases, release candidates, and Early Access Program (EAP) builds, which are not recommended for production and include feature previews.
Release, EAP, and Nightly: Includes highly unstable nightly builds.
If you installed AppCode manually, updates are managed by the standalone instance itself. 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.
You can manage AppCode updates on the Updates page under Appearance and Behavior | System Settings in the Preferences dialog ⌘,:
Disable automatic update checks
Check for updates manually
Click the Check Now button to see if a newer version is available.
Alternatively, you can check for updates from the main menu:
Choose the update channel
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.
AppCode can be updated only to a minor Preview version, but not to a major EAP build. For example, you can update AppCode
2019.2.4 EAP, but not to
2019.3 EAP. The
2019.3 EAPversion in this case will be installed as an additional instance.
EAP versions can be updated to both newer EAP and stable AppCode 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.