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CLION: A new (cross-platform, commercial) C++ IDE


A new C/C++ IDE (development environment) was recently made available for download, by the folks at JetBrains, who have developed some impressive commercial coding tools. It's called CLION.
It's cross-platform, running on windows, mac, and linux -- but note that this means it will run on these platforms, NOT that you can use it on one platform to target another.
It's also a commercial tool as far as I can tell -- which is currently available for free early (beta) testing -- someone let me know if this turns out to be wrong.

Looks interesting -- one appealing aspect is that it seems to use a relatively-standard build/project system (cmake), and uses the standard gcc compiler, making it more compatible with standard c++ coding.

See also: Qt, Dev-C++ (free and open source), Codeblocks (free and open source), Visual Studio, C++ Builder.

The video demo indeed looks impressive. I can't try it myself though as it requires a JVM ;)

It looks promising, and I agree using CMake is probably not a bad thing. I've been happy every time I found projects using CMake instead of autotools/autoconf.

One issue with the current version is that it only supports a very specific 32-bit MinGW install (and does not work with the popular MinGW-w64 builds).


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