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vgmtech

Good Bye Visual C++!

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I have had it with micro$oft! I have tried 2003 toolkit with all SDKs platform .net etc... And there was VC 2005 express both betas, - 1 was good But need .net 2.0 beta 1. - But Beta 2 was BAD! Ended win32 native for good on express! So... I want to go GCC for Windows? How could i start. I have dev-cpp 4.9.9.2.

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It is, of course, your choice to make - but in my personal opinion it's more than a little bit foolish to judge a product based on a beta version, especially a beta version of a budget product (VC++ Express). Just keep in mind that there's a reason why tens of thousands of professional programmers swear by Visual Studio.


DevC++ already uses the MinGW compiler, which essentially is GCC for Windows, albeit slightly reduced to eliminate some *nix/POSIX stuff that you obviously don't need on Win32. If you're looking for ways to get started using DevC++, there's always this; otherwise you may need to be more specific about what exactly you're looking to accomplish.

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Yes, But is VS "free"... ah No.
Beta is free but it is "crippleware"!


I use the VC++ 2005 Proffesional Beta 2 (not the downloadable Express version), a few minor crashes, but generally no problems. It is no "crippleware".

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Crippleware ? In which way ?

The stuff that was apparently cut away is the platform sdk (which you can download for free from microsoft), the resource editor for unmanaged applications and some enterprise-level stuff (like database connectivity).

I've successfully compiled audiere, boost, cal3d, corona, cppunit, dumb, flac, freetype, libjpeg, libogg, libpng, libsigc++, libungif, libvorbis, loki, lua, luabind, ode, opcode, python, sdl, spirit, sqlite, tinyxml, unit++, xvidcore and zlib and my own project with VC++ Express Beta2. I didn't miss anything, and while there certainly are some issues, it looks quite solid to me.

-Markus-



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