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CLion 2017.3 EAP: Boost.Test support


Welcome our new CLion 2017.3 EAP, build 173.2696.23!

In late 2016 and early 2017 we polled over 5,000 developers to identify the State of Developer Ecosystem. This covered C and C++ development and showed many interesting results.

Among other questions we’ve asked about unit testing framework used by the respondents on a regular basis. For C language the top three unit test frameworks are: Google Test (37%), Boost.Test (8%), CppUnit (8%). For C++ – Google Test (45%), Boost.Test (26%), CppUnit (11%).


CLion already supports Google Test and Catch unit test frameworks. And now it comes with the Boost.Test support! The support includes:

  • Special Boost.Test Run/Debug configurations
  • Built-in test runner with the progress bar and a tree view of all the tests running
  • Ability to re-run failed tests, export test results, open previously saved results
  • Ability to navigate to the source code of a particular test
  • Gutter icons to Run/Debug unit tests and show the status of the tests


Besides, we’ve eliminated false warning for MSVC specific pragmas (CPP-9549).

Full release notes are available by the link.

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