CLion 2017.2 EAP: CMake 3.8, code analysis fixes, and more

Anastasia Kazakova


It’s been a while since we’ve started CLion 2017.2 Early Access Program. We’d like to thank those who has already given it a try and shared the feedback on the newly added Clang-Tidy integration.

This new EAP build (172.2103.9) comes with a set of fixes and improvements, as well as IntelliJ-platform wide enhancements.

Download CLion 2017.2 EAP


CLion checks the configured toolchain by compiling a simple program and providing you with the results under Preferences/Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Toolchains. CLion now shows the diagnostic for the cases when errors happen. Click error label to open CMake Errors window:

Besides, CMake 3.8 was bundled into CLion.

Code analysis improvements

This build includes a couple of fixes for various code analysis false-positives:

  • Error in analysis of full specializations from variadic templates (CPP-7313)
  • Incorrect analysis of function that takes parameter pack arguments and non-template arguments (CPP-7336)
  • Incorrect “Call to … is ambiguous” for member function vs. function in foreign namespace (CPP-9240)

Find in Path enhancements

In CLion 2017.1 a compact popup window with immediate preview was implemented for Find in Path. Now it has a left gutter, where you can see navigation icons and local change markers:

There were some requests to keep this popup window visible, even after the user switch focus back to the editor. So now to close the popup you have to press Esc.

Better HiDPI support on Windows

Instead of scaling IDE’s UI according to the global settings (primary display), CLion now provides each display with its own scale factor. This is done for Windows, Linux support is coming. Also font settings are adjusted automatically based on the display resolution.

Full release notes are available here.

Download CLion 2017.2 EAP

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12 Responses to CLion 2017.2 EAP: CMake 3.8, code analysis fixes, and more

  1. Olof says:

    May 11, 2017


    Do you have a link to the full issue list, like this:

  2. Budi says:

    May 12, 2017

    When will this EAP release be available in Toolbox? It hasn’t shown me an update yet.

    • Anastasia Kazakova says:

      May 12, 2017

      Can you see it there now? Check you have the latest toolbox app installed.

  3. John says:

    May 12, 2017

    Possible typo in the post:

    “CLion checks the configured toolchain by compiling a simple program and proving you with the results…”

    Did you mean *providing* you with the results?

    • Anastasia Kazakova says:

      May 12, 2017

      yes, thanks

  4. Mig says:

    May 16, 2017

    Is clion going to support the make build system anytime soon?
    No make support is unfortunately a show stopper for me, since our applications and corresponding frameworks are all make based.

    • Anastasia Kazakova says:

      May 16, 2017

      Definitely not 2017.2. We might start some work with 2017.3 but haven’t decided about it yet.

  5. John says:

    May 16, 2017

    CLion prompted me to updated to 2017.1.2, but didn’t see a blog post on this release. Anything particularly noteworthy with this release?


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