A maintained version of Dev-C++
- MinGW GCC 4.8.1 32bit
- TDM-GCC 4.8.1 32/64bit
- Syntax highlighting
- Code completion
- Shows information about code when hovering above code
- Provides user-editable shortcuts and tools
- GPROF profiling
- GDB debugging
- Devpak IDE extensions
Mostly fantastic - I use it to build my own projects with MinGW for Windows.
Very happy to use Devcpp again.
While we are grateful that the excellent Dev-C++ IDE has continued its existence throughout this project and it seems very promising; sadly this IDE is so full of bugs that it is UNUSABLE. Unfortunately this IDE is useless in production code and even for testing environments because you are unable to compile most of the time. You run into countless denial permissions when trying to rebuild or clean a project, often you have to compile a few times before the compiler actually works on compiling flawless code that compiles in other IDE's and in MinGW or gcc g++ (GNU/Linux). I would be glad to re-use this IDE (since it is light, well designed, and very flexible) if these compilation/rebuilding bugs were fixed. For the time being I recommend: Visual C++ Express, Code::Blocks, Eclipse CDT, or Netbeans.
This project helped me a lot when I needed to write something on C++ quickly. The fact that it lives is inspiring!
The size of the project has increased dramatically. Dev C++ 5.5.3 (available from PortableFreeware.com) took 171 MB (including minGW). Eclipse CDT takes 219 MB (excluding minGW - I set the Eclipse CDT path to the Dev C++ 5.5.3 minGW). Dev C++ 5.6.2 takes 618 MB. Some of the explosion is due to including legacy minGW as well as minGW-32. However, in comparing some of the 5.5.3 to 5.6.2 files with the same name, they have grown by a factor of 8. I certainly give 5.6.2 Five stars for simplifying the installation process (which includes the tool chain). It would be nice to know if some of the growth in some of the files is merited or perhaps somebody missed an optimize switch in the compile/build.