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,

Daniel.

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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.

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Hi wai not received order

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Ciobanuconstantin02,

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

Thank you!

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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.

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As of 2022, this is still a very real debate. I've been enjoying the student edition quite a lot, however when I finish my studies I'll be forced into dual-booting because HR won't pay for a Linux-fan when there's a free option right ahead.

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If it would be good to have a "community" version of Rider, for you to make it known, remember that developers are the ones who promote the purchase of licenses in companies. It would also be nice to have a Spanish version.
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It would be perfect to have a "community" version.

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I've always wondered why so many who I've encountered distain the use of IDEs, and I never understood that, until I got into C# development (not through Unity) and was forced to use Visual Studio or be thrown into the deep end trying to figure out how to compile my code in VS Code (I never figured it out.) Visual Studio often feels like an IDE from the 2000s.

I've used other JetBrains IDEs such as IntelliJ, PyCharm, and CLion, and loved them all. It just saddens me that there doesn't exist a community version for Rider to do hobbyist, open-source C# projects.

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I don't really understand why not release a community version as you did with IDEA. I am primarily a Java developer with an IDEA Ultimate subscription who convinced my project management to switch from Eclipse just because I could use endless EAPs of IDEA Ultimate in my hobby projects (there was no community version at the time) and I loved it. After all cooler talks with other developers and management, they got interested and now thousands of people in our company use IDEA Ultimate as their IDE of choice. I was so happy to see a community edition so I could recommend it to beginners who ask me which IDE should they use to learn Java, but for some reason, you are not considering Rider Community as a thing. While it's basically IDEA for C#, I cannot recommend it to people because I can't use this for my pet projects and there is no way I'll pay a subscription to write a few hundred lines of code "just for fun" once in a while so my default answer for recommended IDE for C# is Visual Studio because that's what I use if I want to play a bit with .NET.

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EAPs are distributed free of charge.

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I know but they are not always available. Imagine the following scenario (which is painfully real): you spend 3-4 hours every Friday on your { pet, open source, nonprofit } projects so your evaluation period lasts roughly 15 hours of your life, and like 2 of them working with IDE. Can you come to conclusion about the quality of a tool? I'm not.

Community edition allows people to get familiar with the tool and make a decision about buying it. Too bad Rider and CLion don't have one. 30 days trial is way worse in that regard IMO.

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Jetbrains does an awesome job of helping developers world over by liberally offering discounts and community editions and encouraging open source projects.

I beseech you to kindly extend the magnanimity to offer community editions of all your IDEs...

God bless you all, in all that concerns you!

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Defo support this, I genuinely dislike VSCode, there are so many little things it does that just makes working with it a hassle, so when I'm talking to people that want to get started with C#, for unity for example I want to be able to recommend Jetbrains, because it's genuinely a much friendlier user experience, but asking them to cough up £120 per year or more is a no go.

I feel like this is a terrible business decision, because HAVING to recommend they use VSCode essentially locks them into that workflow.

I'd love to see this decision reversed, because I'd love to be able to recommend Jetbrains to people trying to get into C# development.

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I don't fully dislike VSCode, but it's nowhere near a viable alternative to visual studio community. I want to move on from windows, but other than Rider, there's no real alternative to develop apps in .Net core, and Rider is just too expensive. Not only that, but as it currently is, the trial version was so slow I decided to immediately remove it.
I don't mind paying for a community edition, just not that much. Especially after the release of Win11, I think a lot of developers are looking to switch to linux permanently.

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I definitely prefer Rider to visual studio, BUT since there is no community edition and I cannot afford a license being a solo indie developer, there is no other option for me. EAP versions are ok but when there's a new release my work is being held back since there are no new EAPs for a while, so I stick to VS as I prefer not to switch IDE's every few months.

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