One of the persistent “niggle points” with Symbian OS C++ development has been that developers had to pay significant amounts of money to purchase those features of the Carbide integrated developer environment (IDE) which provided some highly desired functionality such as on-target debugging.
So there’s great news today: Carbide v2 now has ZERO licence fee for all editions:
Carbide.c++ 2.0 is now available with support for the latest technologies based on Symbian OS, such as S60 5th Edition and the Qt platform, and it offers significant improvements throughout.
In addition to the technical improvements, Carbide.c++ 2.0 is now available free of charge.
This has already been picked up by various bloggers, including Lucian Tomuta – Carbide.c++ – new and free (yes, like in “free beer”) – and Simon Judge – Carbide.c++ 2.0 Free of Charge.
The cost reduction isn’t the only piece of good news about this new version. As the Carbide product pages emphasise:
Improvements throughout Carbide.c++ have been designed to make developing Symbian OS C/C++ applications quicker and easier. These improvements include speed and accuracy in code completion, faster response in the Performance Investigator reporting tools, and new connection management for on-device debugging.
This news deserves to run and run.