The awesome fellows at Jet Brains have announced the immediate availability of CLion 2016.1 Release Candidate for evaluation use. This release is a minor update over the previous version CLion 1.5.
One of the things you will immediately notice is the change in the naming convention. According to this blog post, CLion’s will get more frequent updates based on the subscription model. This new version which gravitates away from the previous major/minor release reflects the new system in place.
CLion is a cross-platform IDE for C and C++ available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X users. It comes with native support for native C and C++ as well as the C++11 standard, libc++ and Boost. It supports code generation, automated refactoring and integrated code analysis.
Also included in the package is an integrated debugger, automated integration with CMake and out of the box support for version control systems like Subversion, Git, GitHub, Mercurial, CVS, TFS and Perforce through a plugin. Google Test framework is also supported natively.
What’s new in CLion 2016.1 Release Candidate?
Seeing this is a minor update to the previous version, there is not much new other than a series of bug fixes and a couple of cosmetic touches. As mentioned earlier, the biggest noticeable feature is the change in naming conventions.
You can go over to the IDE download page to get a copy of CLion 2016.1 Release Candidate for your platform and do a test run at least until the final version is released to subscribers.