IntelliJ Platform Plugin SDK Help

Build Number Ranges

Use this reference of build number ranges to specify the correct since-build and until-build values in your plugin descriptor. Setting the actual values in plugin.xml is managed by patchPluginXml Gradle task, see Patching the Plugin Configuration File.

Please note the following regarding values:

  • Values must represent the actual build numbers, any made-up numbers must not be used (e.g., using 999.* for until-build).

  • Not specifying until-build means it will include all future builds (including unreleased IDE versions, which might impact compatibility later).

  • Dot star suffix (.*) can be used in until-build to support all releases for the specific branch (i.e., 222.* for all 2022.2.x releases).

Build Number Format

To denote a release, a multipart build number is used. It consists of the following parts:

  • Product ID (IC for IDEA Community, IU for IDEA Ultimate, RM for RubyMine, PY for PyCharm, PS for PhpStorm, etc.)

  • Branch number (162)

  • Build number in the branch (94)

Branch numbers are based on the YYYY.R IDE release version numbers. The branch number takes the last two digits of the year and the R release number. For example, 162 for 2016.2, 163 for 2016.3, etc.

The build number may have multiple components: IU-162.94.11, IU-162.94.11.256.42. This gives more flexibility for third-party plugins and IDE developers. Plugins may specify compatibility versions more precisely (e.g., requiring a specific bugfix release); IDE vendors may have build numbers based on a specific IntelliJ Platform version and specify additional internal version (e.g. 256.42 in XX-162.94.11.256.42) to allow plugin developers for their IDE to specify compatibility.

Multipart build numbers can also be used in the since-build and until-build attributes of idea-version. Usually you should omit the product ID and use only the branch number and build number, for example:

<!-- 2021.3, 2021.3.1, 2021.3.2, ... --> <idea-version since-build="213" until-build="213.*"/>
<!-- 2021.3.3 or higher --> <idea-version since-build="213.7172.25"/>

IntelliJ Platform Based Products of Recent IDE Versions

Please see also corresponding entries in Incompatible API Changes and Notable API Changes.

Branch number

IntelliJ Platform version

223

2022.3

222

2022.2 NOTE Java 17 is now required (blog post)

221

2022.1

213

2021.3

212

2021.2

211

2021.1

203

2020.3 NOTE Java 11 is now required (blog post)

202

2020.2

201

2020.1

193

2019.3

192

2019.2

191

2019.1

183

2018.3

182

2018.2

181

2018.1

173

2017.3

172

2017.2

171

2017.1

163

2016.3

162

2016.2

Note that there is no 170. In the YYYY.R versioning scheme, the R part starts at 1.

Last modified: 01 December 2022