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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 usually managed by patchPluginXml Gradle task, see Patching the Plugin Configuration File for details.

Starting with IntelliJ IDEA 9 beta, a multi-part build number is used, such as IU-162.94.

The number consists of the following parts:

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

  • Branch number (162)

  • Build number in the branch (94)

Since version 2016.2 of the IntelliJ Platform, 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, 171 for 2017.1. In this scheme, IU-162.94 corresponds to the 2016.2 release.

Starting with 2016.2, the build number may also have multiple components: IU-162.94, 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; 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.

Multi-part 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:

<idea-version since-build="94.539"/> <idea-version since-build="162.539.11"/> <idea-version until-build="162"/> <!-- any build until 162, not inclusive!--> <idea-version since-build="162" until-build="162.*"/> <!-- any 162-based version, 162.94, 162.94.11, etc.-->

IntelliJ Platform Based Products of Recent IDE Versions

Branch numberIntelliJ Platform version
2122021.2
2112021.1
2032020.3 NOTE Java 11 is now required (blog post)
2022020.2
2012020.1
1932019.3
1922019.2
1912019.1
1832018.3
1822018.2
1812018.1
1732017.3
1722017.2
1712017.1
1632016.3
1622016.2

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

IntelliJ Platform Based Products of Pre-2016.2 IDE Versions

Branch numberProduct version
145IntelliJ IDEA 2016.1, AppCode 2016.1, CLion 2016.1, DataGrip 2016.1, PhpStorm 2016.1, PyCharm 2016.1, RubyMine 2016.1, WebStorm 2016.1
143IntelliJ IDEA 15, AppCode 3.3, CLion 1.2, DataGrip 1.0, PhpStorm 10, PyCharm 5, RubyMine 8, WebStorm 11
141IntelliJ IDEA 14.1, Android Studio 1.3, PyCharm 4.1, WebStorm 10
139IntelliJ IDEA 14, PhpStorm 8, PyCharm 4, RubyMine 7, WebStorm 9
135IntelliJ IDEA 13.1, WebStorm 8
133IntelliJ IDEA 13, PhpStorm 7, PyCharm 3.1, WebStorm 7
131PhpStorm 7, PyCharm 3.0, WebStorm 7
129IntelliJ IDEA 12.1, bug-fix updates for PyCharm 2.7 and PhpStorm/WebStorm 6.0
127AppCode 2.0, PhpStorm/WebStorm 6.0
125PyCharm 2.7, RubyMine 5.0
123IntelliJ IDEA 12
121AppCode 1.6, PyCharm 2.6, PhpStorm/WebStorm 5.0
119RubyMine 4.5
117IntelliJ IDEA 11.1, AppCode 1.5, PyCharm 2.5, RubyMine 4.0.x, PhpStorm/WebStorm 4.0
111IntelliJ IDEA 11.0
107IntelliJ IDEA 10.5
103IntelliJ IDEA 10.0.2+
99IntelliJ IDEA 10.0+
95IntelliJ IDEA 9.0.2+
93IntelliJ IDEA 9.0
Last modified: 23 June 2021