Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dev-C++ released


Changes - Version - 9 November 2011
  • The compiler log output now always outputs the raw text even when no errors have been found in the code.
  • The parameters now default to nothing (let MinGW decide) instead of ISO C99.
  • The find output saver now correctly outputs its items.
  • Added a few more fixes to the tools menu.
  • New untitled files now get saved properly.
  • The { autocompletion now only inserts an extra newline when building function parameters and can also detect structs, and will append }; for them.
  • The code hint will now auto-hide after 10 seconds instead of 2,5.
  • Added a new autosave function.
  • Added some preparation code for TDM MinGW64.
  • The function tooltip now does not stay on the screen when leaving a function.
  • Added a build date to About.
  • And some more stuff I forgot about.

Important notices
  1. The options format has changed. If you want to reuse an old pre- config file (NOT recommended), or, more importantly, when you're overriding Compiler Options in your project, you need to re-set these project settings once and save the project. You'll then have an updated project file.
  2. This version has GCC built-in instead of being an aditional package. It also contains D3D9/10/11, GDI, Win32 and OpenGL headers and libraries in that flavor.
  3. This version is now fully portable. If you also don't want Dev to leave anything behind in the registry, please select "Portable" or "Minimal" in the setup options.
  4. For ultimate portable programming, please launch devcppPortable.exe located in the main folder of the portable zip download. This will make dev save its configuration files in the same folder as the executable.

The setup can be downloaded here. The Portable zip version can be downloaded here. The source code can be found here.

Beta update
The Beta 2 update can be found here. Its source code can be found here.

The spam filter on blogspot has decided to flag quite a few comments from me and others as spam and moved them to a place where I'd never look: the spam/junk box. That spam box doesn't tell you there's something in it at all, nor is it visible on the main page. I opened it today, and found quite a bunch of perfectly normal posts in there. All your non-spam comments have been moved to where they belong now.

Problems / Upcoming changes / TODO
  • TODO: Implement C++11 suggestions by Xazax.
  • TODO: Fix the ParentID bug in the tooltip and goto menu items.
  • TODO: Finish work done on adding icons to tool menu items.
  • TODO: Fix a bug problem regarding makefile generation (reported by Sfinexer).
  • TODO: Get TDM-GCC working.
  • TODO: Have a look at distributing wxWidgets libraries and headers with Dev-C++.


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  2. Default to GNU C++11 instead of nothing in the next update, please.

    Also, add a donation link along with (if you choose) Bloodshed's donation link in the About dialog.

  3. Great Job!
    but can you make greek and generally special characters combatible with Dev C++ in future releases? If you can of course.

  4. dev c++ on mac os x lion cool

    1. where is mac osx dev c++

  5. Thanks for the new devcpp Orwell!!

  6. If the file has no expansion (*.С/*.СPP), to create for it rule in MAKEFILE isn't necessary!
    Objects/MingW/NEW.o: NEW
    $(CPP) -c NEW -o Objects/MingW/NEW.o $(CXXFLAGS)
    The project isn't compiled!
    g++.exe: error: Objects/MingW/NEW.o: No such file or directory

  7. Where the program cvs.exe.
    Dev-c ++ in tab CVS can't work.

  8. Thank you!
    I was waiting a new version for years.
    I gave a donation to "bloodshed software", but it does make more updates.
    I want to give you a donation for your work.

    Very good job ;)

    (sorry for my english)

  9. @imnotanerd:

    I'll look into it, but I'm a bit relucant at the moment.


    For Greek character support one can choose the following options:

    1) Use an OS that can use an 8-bit Greek character set (1253) and use the current Greek language.
    2) Find a way to make Dev-C++ support UTF-8.

    I'm currently fiddling with option two, but that will take a lot of time. If you need Greek no, please run Dev from an OS that can use MS-1253.


    Does it run op Mac? That would be cool.


    I can confirm GCC doesn't want to compile files without a proper extension. Right now, Dev-C++ doesn't understand GCC when it complains about it. Should fix that.

    I've added a download link to CVS in Dev-C++


    I won't complain! I'll insert a donation link when PayPal finishes confirmations.

  10. @Sfinexer:

    I've fixed the file extension bug. Dev-C++ now shows the error GCC throws instead of stalling!

  11. Thank you!
    Erg bedankt dat je dev-c++ nieuw leven hebt ingeblazen na 6jaar ;)

  12. Thank you very much!!!

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