My problem is I HATE IDES! I My favourite IDE is GCC/G++ and a Text Editor.
The UI of IDEs just gets in my way and It's easier for me to use flags than to have a menu system that's it's easy to break things.
That's a problem with SDL_mixer, they only have static libs for Visual C++, not MinGW
They do have a source code where it's too much BS to look for buildtime dependencies in Windows.
In Linux that's easy,
# apt-get build-dep libsdl-mixer-1.2
In Windows, I have to find out what the dependencies are, find them, find out what are the dependencies for my dependencies, find them, etc. (apt automates that stuff)
So, I would like to know a solution to this that doesn't involve building dependencies or using visual studio.