Is there a community edition for CLion? Is CLion available as a plugin for IntelliJ IDEA?

CLion is a commercial product built on our own open-source IntelliJ Platform. As all other JetBrains products, CLion has a variety of licensing options, including free and paid ones. Students and open source projects qualify for free licenses. CLion is also available as a part of All Products pack. Startups can get 50% off. Check the details on our site. However, community edition is not planned for now.

In the future, a CLion-based plugin will likely be made available for IntelliJ IDEA, but this is not on our short-term roadmap due to many requests with higher priority.


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You can find the list of free and discounted options here:

By the way, CLion comes with bundled Python support equivalent to the PyCharm Community Edition. Unfortunately, not the other way round.

Edited by Anastasia Kazakova
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@Anastasia Kazakova, the link you provided is dead

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@Georg, seems the forum engine is adding some incorrect arguments to the link. Just copy-paste it in the browser and it will work (

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unfortunately, the link is still not a solution, unless it's not illegal for a basement dweller like me to get a student license.
(even still though, I'd prefer not to give out my personal details just to use a piece of software that should be FOSS)
I need a community edition if I don't want to put up with resetting the evaluation period every 20 days...

it's a shame it's so hard for C/++ devs to do their work. u.u


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