Rider Community Edition

Dear Rider Team,

I've came across your product through various youtubers while learning new .NET Technologies.

Upon visiting the website I saw that Rider is a cross platform IDE for .NET devs which essentially means

your IDE is devoid of all the clutter from .NET Framework and everything that is WinOS specific.

Which is in my opinion makes your product superior by default.

But I also realized that there's no "Community" Edition for hobbyists and students who are not making money out 

of the product.

I believe it would be a wise move from Jetbrains side to open such version in order to introduce your product to the wider public 

and encourage a wave of future software engineers who'd prefer your product over the competition.


Kind regards,


Comment actions Permalink

Hello Daniel Rashba


Thanks for your feedback


Regrettably, at this time, we're not planning to release a Community Edition. We may revisit this decision at a later date, but there are no plans to change this in the short term. However, we do have special offers - for students, teachers, Open Source developers, and more. You can refer to this page to learn more.


Also, note that Ride EAPs are distributed free of charge.

Comment actions Permalink

Hi wai not received order

Comment actions Permalink


If you have any problems purchasing Rider, please contact our Sales team via this form.

Thank you!

Comment actions Permalink

I support the decision of a "community" version of Rider. This is because currently in Linux there is no longer an easy way to program in C #, VSCode has many bugs and MonoDevelop does not support .Net 5, much less will it support .Net 6. It is already an obsolete product. Jetbrains is the only decent alternative that users have left, so we asked them to create a community version.


Please sign in to leave a comment.