Special thanks & CLion 1.5 roadmap


A week ago we’ve published CLion 1.2 release. Now you can benefit from Google Test support and many other new features in CLion.

Special thanks

We are grateful to everyone who shared their feedback and suggestions, as well as submitted issues into our tracker during the EAP time (for both 1.1 and 1.2 releases). Thank you! You’ve helped us make the product more stable and raise its quality.

From the team perspective contributions from several EAP evaluators have been the most valuable and deserve a gift of free 1-year subscription (to prolong your current subscription or get a new one). Here they are:

  • Wei Tjong Yao (YouTrack handle: weitjong)
  • Yury V. Zaytsev (YouTrack handle: zaytsev-work)
  • Andrey Mironov (YouTrack handle: DieHertz)
  • Maxim Yanchenko (YouTrack handle: maxim.yanchenko)
  • Björn Fahller (YouTrack handle: rollbear)

A personal message will be sent to each one with the details on how to obtain the license. (If you see your name above and you do not get any e-mails during this week, ping us here in the comments.)


Last week we’ve also discussed the roadmap and the future plans for CLion and today we are ready to share them with you.

Please note it’s a preliminary plan, so we can’t guarantee that all of the features listed below will be included into CLion 1.5.
  • Language support
    • Variadic templates support
    • Auto-import improvements
    • Fixes for invalid code constructs generation
    • Code completion and other fixes
  • Project model (CMake)
    • Ability to manually control source, library, and exclude folders
    • Ability to watch command output during CMake execution
    • Ability to specify the build/generation output directory
    • CMake intellisense and fixes
  • Debugger
    • Performance enhancements
    • Attach to local process
    • Bug fixes
  • Python support or Valgrind integration
    Let us make a comment here. We are currently investigating both possibilities as we are unsure about these requests and proper implementation. We hope to get one of them ready for 1.5, but the analysis is still in process, so can’t say, which will come and what functionality will be covered. In case you’d like to share your use cases or your vision, please, use the comment section below.

You may notice that there is still no Makefiles support in the list or any other additional build system support. Don’t worry, we are planning to start the preliminary investigation in that direction. However before this we need to finalize all the critical work around the CMake support, which would affect the general project model interface. Otherwise we won’t be able to deliver the proper solution.

Stay tuned and don’t to miss the EAP launch!
Give CLion a try for free during the 30-day evaluation!

Develop with pleasure,
The CLion Team

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