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.

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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++.