Getting alpha builds
Minecraft Dev is currently in the alpha stage of development. When we reach some acceptable level of
stability, we publish alpha builds to the IntelliJ’s main plugin repository.
You can download and install these builds directly from
Plugins > Browse repositories screen in your IDE.
As this is a preview release, something might go wrong. Hopefully you won’t find any bugs, but if you do, we would appreciate very much if you filed an issue on our bugtracker or ping us in our chat (ping DemonWav).
Setting up pre-release builds
In addition to preview releases, we also ship pre-release builds of Minecraft Dev in separate channels.
To use them, open the
Find Action dialog by pressing the key combo
Cmd-Alt-A on Mac). Type
Configure Minecraft Development Plugin Updates and press
Enter. This will bring up a window which will allow you
to change your channel at any time.
Due to a quirk with how IntelliJ handles plugin updates, you may not be able to automatically move from a pre-release channel back to stable. If this happens, you will need to manually uninstall the plugin and reinstall it after selecting the stable channel.
Pre-release builds are builds targeting a new feature. They may not have all the latest and greatest features of the
Stable channel, but we try our best to keep them in sync. If you find issues with a pre-release build please
file a bug report on our issue tracker, or ping us in our
chat (ping DemonWav).
The plugin should be compatible with Intellij IDEA Ultimate or Community Edition from 2016.1 or newer.
Help > About menu in the IDE to learn the build version you are using.