JetBrains C++ IDE: News, Plans and More

Update: Cross-platform C/C++ IDE goes public as CLion!

A while ago we announced that we were working on a cross-platform C++ IDE, and most of you have already seen the features list for it. Since then we have received a number of questions about this mysterious IDE, what it will support and when you will finally be able to see it. Well, we’ve got some news for you!

No, we don’t have specific release dates or any public early access builds at this point. But we can give the first private preview builds to a group of people to play with, once we have them naturally. Your feedback and comments will greatly help us to roll out the new IDE quicker, and you can be one of the first ones to try it.

Sounds intriguing? If you do feel like being an early bird, simply fill out this form to subscribe. Please take a moment to answer the questions about the project(s) you’re involved with, as it will help us pick the first group of lucky candidates and get a better idea of what you may need from a C++ IDE in the future.

Stay tuned for updates!

Yours truly,
The AppCode Team

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50 Responses to JetBrains C++ IDE: News, Plans and More

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    Tetsuya Shinone says:

    December 4, 2013

    I also expect further improvement in performance of the AppCode.

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      Maria Khalusova says:

      December 12, 2013

      We are working on that too.

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    Oskar Gargas says:

    December 5, 2013

    I’ve been using AppCode since first public EAP. Then I used it as ObjC and C++ front end for Xcode projects. Right now it is primary IDE used in my diploma C++ project as well as im my iOS projects at work. When I was filling early bird form I couldn’t tell you that so I’m doing it now. 😉

    In addition you should add (at least in the form) Scons as a build tool as it is quite popular and continously growing.


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      Andreas Petersson says:

      December 10, 2013

      +1 for scons

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      Petter Kvalvaag says:

      December 10, 2013

      +2 for Scons support. That and lldb support would be fantastic. Looking forward to the preview and ridding my rig of the dreadful Eclipse CDT!

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    Erik Hellman says:

    December 5, 2013

    Best news this week! 😀

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    Tommy Andersen says:

    December 5, 2013

    I am really looking forward to this, I hope this will enable me to switch from the dreadful Eclipse CDT, to something useful 🙂

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    Kenichi Nakamura says:

    December 5, 2013

    I like C++ programing.
    I also like python so I use your IDE (Pycharm)

    I wanna use C++ IDE!

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      Frank Nießen says:

      January 8, 2014

      This is the same for me and my colleague here. Before PyCharm 3.x we have used the c++ plugin so far but native c++ IDE is really welcome; The plugin has stopped working im PyCharm 3.x

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    Michael Burr says:

    December 5, 2013

    On the questionnaire, several of the questions allowed only a single choice where multiple answers would be more appropriate.

    Those details probably aren’t terribly important to you, but they make it feel like I’m giving incomplete or misleading answers.

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    Somebody says:

    December 5, 2013

    When will you start to give these private builds to those who you choose?

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      Maria Khalusova says:

      December 12, 2013

      As soon as we have something to show, please follow the updates on the blog.

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    Magnus says:

    December 10, 2013

    Will there be integration with Visual Studio, like ReSharper?

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      Maria Khalusova says:

      December 12, 2013

      Not likely, but there will be C++ support in ReSharper.

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    Ivan says:

    December 10, 2013

    Great news. What about Qt support?

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      Maria Khalusova says:

      December 12, 2013

      We don’t have plans for Qt support at the moment.

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    Mark Garcia says:

    December 11, 2013

    In your C++ compiler selection, MSVC is not included, which is very weird considering that you’re also targeting the Windows platform. As what @Michael Burr has said, the options for the C++ compiler, debugger, build tool and IDE should be made into a group of checkboxes instead, as you know that many C++ programmers use various tools.

    Still, I’m very excited about this news. I hope you’ll make this new IDE in par with the quality of your great line of IDEs and tools.

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    Josef van Niekerk says:

    December 11, 2013

    Does this mean that IntelliJ will support integration with GCC compilers, as well as the GDB debugger used on Linux / Mac OS X?

    What about support for embedded development, which is mostly done in C?

    I currently use IntelliJ for PHP and Ruby, and would love to use for C and C++ too.

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    Ogla Sungutay says:

    December 11, 2013

    Thanks for the update. Looking forward to the beta release.

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    Lexplua says:

    December 11, 2013

    Great new

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    Alan Stewart says:

    January 6, 2014

    Can the C++ IDE support just C project development also?

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      Anton Makeev says:

      January 7, 2014

      Yes, plain C support is also planned, though some C99 and C11 features may not be available in the first version.

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    Nenad Mijailovic says:

    January 6, 2014

    Great news! Now, give us something to play with!

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    Alex Besogonov says:

    January 7, 2014

    Are there plans to include C++ in the Ultimate version of IDEA? Would be really great to have a united IDE for all languages.

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      Anton Makeev says:

      January 7, 2014

      We don’t have any information regarding IntelliJ IDEA integration at the moment.

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    Andrey Saksonov says:

    January 9, 2014

    Is there plans to include C++ support (and Android NDK) to Android Studio?

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      Anton Makeev says:

      January 13, 2014

      This should be addressed to Google.

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    Syndog says:

    January 14, 2014

    A proper C++ IDE not created and governed by Microsoft? I haven’t been this excited since I was a kid waiting for Santa Claus!

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    Tristan Baruth says:

    January 14, 2014

    After switching from a Java job to a C++ job back in December, I’m definitely missing IntelliJ IDEA. I’m really looking forward to this!

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    Renaud Lepage says:

    January 19, 2014

    Damn it. You really want my money, don’t cha.

    Also this is going to ROCK for Android NDK development. (as if Android Studio wasn’t destroying Eclipse enough.)

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    Daniel says:

    January 22, 2014

    so … whats the actual status ? when do i get my great ide ? next week, next month, next year or just next century ? i think some more details should be possible 🙂

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      January 24, 2014

      Right now we are working hard to release this new IDE. And we hope it happens soon, this century for sure 🙂 Not so many details for now but follow the updates on the blog.

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        steven says:

        January 29, 2014

        give me something to hold me(a fix) …please!!!! a screenshot …something. i really can’t wait.

        • Anastasia Kazakova

          Anastasia Kazakova says:

          January 30, 2014

          We really appreciate your interest. And I assure you that more information is coming. Please be patient and follow the blog.

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          Syndog says:

          January 31, 2014

          give me something to hold me(a fix) …please!!!!

          I’m right there with you, steven! Have faith, bro… the glorious day will come! In the meantime, we can all sit in a circle and sing Kumbaya.

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    Anindya Chatterjee says:

    January 25, 2014

    Has the private preview of C++ IDE started yet? I have registered for it back at December but have not heard anything since then.

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      January 27, 2014

      The preview hasn’t started yet. It will as soon as we are ready. Hope this happens in the nearest future, we are working hard on it. Please follow the updates.

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        estimation2 says:

        February 6, 2014

        )) What about an estimation when you get an estimation?

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    Jo-Herman Haugholt says:

    January 27, 2014

    Learning that JetBrains was working on a cross-platform C++ IDE was the final prod I needed to start learning C++. Really looking forward to it, as I use PhpStorm and RubyMine extensivly.

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    Rolando Martins says:

    February 3, 2014

    Any news on the preview?

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      February 7, 2014

      Nothing precise for now but follow the blog for the updates!

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    faberd says:

    February 4, 2014

    I’m very curious about this new IDE!
    I know you have said the preview will start asap, but can you give us a ballpark on that time frame? Will it be within days, weeks or months?
    Like others, I’d like to get my hands on it. Asap 🙂

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      February 7, 2014

      We will start with the private preview when we are ready. Please, follow the blog. And thank you for your interest!

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    zillias says:

    February 8, 2014

    Can we at least have some kind of an ETA for the preview?

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    Nik says:

    April 9, 2014

    Do we have an expected release date yet?

    We’ve been semi-patiently waiting for over a year now. You guys do great work and I’m really eager to get my hands on your C++ IDE.

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      April 14, 2014

      We don’t have a public release fate at this point. We are running private previews now and after collecting the feedback will work over first public EAP.

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    David Zemon says:

    April 18, 2014

    Will assembly files be supported? At very least, basic syntax highlighting?

    • Anastasia Kazakova

      Anastasia Kazakova says:

      April 20, 2014

      When we start the public EAP you will be able to add features requests to the tracker and vote for the existing one. We will consider the requests, first the most popular set. So this can be a reosonable feature request.

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    Piotr says:

    May 27, 2014

    What about creating IDE for C# and ASP vNext? Is this real?

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