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

@Anastasia Kazakova, the link you provided is dead


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


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


I hope there is an open source version of Clion. So that I can write the necessary plugins for it. As an Android developer, I used this plugin for Android debugging, but for the latest version of Clion 2021.2, the plugin cannot be compiled since the change of internal interface of CidrRemoteGDBDebug.


Lixr26 These are different things - making whole CLion open source and address some API issues. Can you please contact and we'll help you with the changes in the API.



I'm studying Software Systems at an institution here in Bolivia. Due to financial constraints, I am unable to afford CLion. I kindly request you to consider making the community version available. This would greatly enhance my learning experience. I hope you take this into consideration. My utmost respect for your team; you have developed an incredible programming language interface. Greetings from Bolivia and my best wishes to you.


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