JRebel for IntelliJ

Compatible with IntelliJ IDEA
Mar 07, 2019
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JRebel is a productivity tool that allows developers to reload code changes instantly. It skips the rebuild, restart, and redeploy cycle common in Java development. JRebel enables developers to get more done in the same amount of time and stay in the flow while coding. JRebel supports a majority of real-world enterprise java stacks and is easy to install into existing development environments.

Recent change notes


  • Bug fix: fixed an issue that could cause JRebel notfications show up in wrong project window.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue with incorrectly escaped space character in the Run instructions.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where generating rebel.xml for many modules caused IntelliJ to freeze.
  • Update: updated the EULA.


  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where applications did not start in case custom path was targeting missing jrebel.jar.
  • Bug fix: fixed the documentation for running the remote Tomcat as Windows service.
  • Update: updated the trial period length to 10 days.


  • Improvement: added warning in case rebel.xml is excluded from a Hybris backoffice build.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where the JRebel facet was sometimes added to non-Java modules.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where debugger occasionally did not break on breakpoints if the JRebel agent was not attached to the application being debugged.


  • Feature: added support for automatic project-specific path variables in rebel.xml.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where debug with JRebel was not starting if run configuration contained npm script running step.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue with occasional deadlocks when enabling remote servers in JRebel options.
  • Bug fix: fixed JRebel plugin state inconsistency when creating/deleting/moving rebel.xml manually.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue causing incorrect hyphenation in the support form.


  • Feature: dedicated dialog to ask for time saved per redeploy is now generally available.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where Net Promoter Score notification was rendered incorrectly on high DPI.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where debugger did not stop on the breakpoints for Grails process for versions prior to 3.1.5.


  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where request made by JRebel failed if the client had an NTLM proxy.


  • Bug fix: fix UI freezings when applying changes to rebel.xml generation settings.


  • Improvement: added option for permanently hiding the JRebel Setup Guide.
  • Bug fix: don't show the JRebel Setup Guide if there is no Java project in the workspace.


  • Feature: IntelliJ/Maven integration for rebel.xml generation is now generally available.
  • Improvement: for license server licensing, email is now requested on IDE startup if it was not previously provided.
  • Improvement: removed support for License Server floating licenses.
  • Bug fix: fixed occasional NullPointerExceptions when opening the JRebel Setup Guide.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where JRebel plugin was crashing with IntelliJ Ultimate 14.0.


  • Feature: added support for automatic renewal of offline seats.
  • Improvement: added JRebel setup guide. Available as a pilot for randomly selected subset of users.


  • Feature: Added the "Run with JRebel" and "Debug with JRebel" buttons to the Application Servers tool window.
  • Improvement: added feedback messages in UI for external rebel.xml generation.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where clicking on Select All in JRebel Panel caused exception messages in the IDE error log.


  • Improvement: updated Startup instructions for latest WildFly versions.
  • Improvement: added UI to enable IntelliJ IDEA's automatic build option (pilot completed, enabling for all users).
  • Improvement: requests proxy credentials when proxy authentication is required.
  • Improvement: added shortcut to enable/disable JRebel and remote server support from project's context menu.
  • Improvement: updated the order of licensing options in activation dialog (license server licensing is now topmost).
  • Improvement: direct users to proxy guide when obtaining a license fails due to proxy configuration.
  • Improvement: improved JRebel startup instructions for macOS when path contains spaces.


  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where disabled Gradle plugin breaks JRebel plugin initialization.
  • Bug fix: fixed a NPE when calling maven project lookup too early.


  • Feature: Maven users can now configure JRebel plugin to generate rebel.xml with JRebel Maven plugin.
  • Improvement: JRebel 2018.1.3 dropped support for IntelliJ IDEA version 13.
  • Bug fix: Excessive modules for source sets not filtered out if Gradle option "Store generated project files externally" is selected.
  • Bug fix: fixed a MissingFormatArgumentException that caused notifications not to be shown.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where Consent radio button state was not updated after activating from JRebel Configuration.


  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where proxy authentication fails when different configurations are used for HTTP and HTTPS proxy settings.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where proxy authentication fails on Windows with a wrong username.


  • Feature: added a dedicated dialog to ask for time saved per redeploy (pilot for subset of users).
  • Feature: added UI to enable IntelliJ IDEA's automatic build (pilot for subset of users).
  • Improvement: removed the forum links from the About widget.
  • Improvement: separated the proxy configuration for licensing as used by JRebel Agent vs IDE.
  • Improvement: updated the Startup tab to include setup instructions for Spring Boot 2.x, Payara 4 and 5 and GlassFish 5.
  • Improvement: updated the Startup tab to better handle white spaces in JRebel paths in code snippets on Linux and macOS.
  • Improvement: generic plugin errors are now visible in jrebel-intellij.log.
  • Improvement: implemented a new rebel.xml lookup algorithm and generation scenarios.
  • Bug fix: updated the changelog link.
  • Bug fix: fixed lease not being updated when first update attempt fails with a soon-to-be-invalid lease.
  • Bug fix: fixed startup problems when using an automatic proxy.
  • Bug fix: JRebel project settings are now kept when disabling/re-enabling JRebel for a project.
  • Bug fix: fixed high DPI problems in the activation dialog.
  • Bug fix: corrected an error that occurred while creating the JRebel context menu.
  • Bug fix: improved UI behavior when the external jrebel.jar is missing.
  • Bug fix: fixed rebel.xml location when Maven integration plugin is disabled.


  • Feature: added support for Java 10.
  • Feature: added integration for the new Run Dashboard component.
  • Improvement: removed the Legacy Agent.
  • Improvement: added better proxy support for connecting to the License Server. Best available proxy settings will be used automatically.
  • Improvement: implemented notifications reminding to redeploy the applications after enabling JRebel or remote server support for a project.
  • Improvement: disabled the "delete missing files from remote server" setting by default.
  • Improvement: redesigned tabs in project settings.
  • Bug fix: fixed scaling issues in JRebel settings for high DPI screens.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where the offline lease would become invalid when user had activated twice.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue with remote synchronization getting stuck when the request failed for multiple projects and servers.
  • Bug fix: proxy credentials are no longer requested when checking for updates.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where adding JRebel facet to a module without facet in project settings would fail.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue where the activation dialog would show an incorrect state when JRebel is configured with License Server, but is currently without a license.
  • Bug fix: fixed an issue that allowed specifying duplicate remote server URLs.