05/23/2023, 9:59 AM
Can someone please explain to me why AS kotlin plugins lag behind SO BAD. Not having the Beta or RC plugins I can even start to live with. But not having even the latest stable plugins on the latest stable/preview versions of AS is completely bonkers to me. I’m curious, Is there some issue preventing this that we should be aware of? For context I am trying to use 1.9Beta on AS Hedgehog Canary 4. I can see the 1.9 plugin available for IJ Ultimate (2023.1.2). But Hedgehog (which is based on 2023.1) is literally stuck on 1.8.0 plugin 😞

Matthew Gharrity

05/23/2023, 7:59 PM
Hi Efeturi, arguably the Kotlin plugin version string in Hedgehog C4 is incorrect [long story]. Hedgehog C4 already bundles Kotlin compiler version
for IDE analysis. On Mac this can be shown via:
unzip -p ".../Android Studio <|>" META-INF/compiler.version
I’ll chat with JetBrains to see if we can clear up some of the confusion here.
Usually the Kotlin analyzer version can be found in the UI too (see below). However, I don’t see this in recent releases; I’ll look into it


05/24/2023, 12:11 AM
Thank you @Matthew Gharrity! Yeah I noticed the “analyzer” version info disappeared on recent releases also. I (incorrectly) thought it was removed completely. Thanks for the info, I’ll keep an eye out for any news in this regard 🙏🏾

Alexey Belkov [JB]

05/24/2023, 6:26 AM
Analyzer version is only shown in internal IDE mode, so as not to confuse users even more with multiple Kotlin versions displayed on a single screen. Generally, it can be considered an implementation detail and is not important to end users.


05/24/2023, 9:04 AM
Okay that is understandable. Thank you both! @Matthew Gharrity & @Alexey Belkov [JB].