Early Access Program News

CLion 2022.2 EAP5: Quick Documentation in CMake and Other Fixes

A new CLion 2022.2 EAP5 build, 222.3048.7, is available from our website, via the Toolbox App, or as a snap package (if you are using Ubuntu). If you are on macOS, there is a separate build for Apple Silicon (M1 chip). Those who are already using EAP4 can apply a patch to update to EAP5.


Quick Documentation in CMake

The Quick Documentation popup (Ctrl+Q on Windows and Linux, F1 on macOS) is now available in CMake scripts:
Quick Doc in CMake

It shows documentation only for the standard commands and variables – elements defined in the code are not rendered. CLion shows documentation for the following CMake entities:

  • Commands
  • Policies
  • ModulesFind Boost quick doc
  • VariablesCMake CXX Standard var
  • Properties

CLion’s implementation uses pre-generated HTML files with documentation, which are generated based on standard .rst documentation from CMake. That’s why the documentation is only available for the CMake version which is currently bundled into CLion.

Updates to the CMake cache viewer and options editor

Have you tried the new UI for setting CMake options in CLion? We encourage you to try it out and share your feedback with us. Many thanks to those who pointed out a few issues already! This EAP build addresses several issues in the new UI:

  • We removed cache variables with the type STATIC from the table (similar to what we did for variables with type INTERNAL before).
  • We updated the icon for the Remove from CMake options action.
  • We added a UI hint that the Cache table is not loaded if settings were opened while CMake is generating.

Debugger fixes

CLion now bundles GDB v12.1. If you are using GDB 11.1, you’ll be glad to know that the debugger crash with SIGABRT was fixed in this CLion EAP build (CPP-28439).

This build also includes fixes for the IDE freeze (CPP-26838) and an issue with incorrect navigation (CPP-27455).

The full release notes are available here.


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