Sunday, November 20, 2011

Dev-C++ released


Changes - Version - 20 November 2011
  • Remapped all language IDs so that much more translations will fit nicely in the tables.
  • Profiling can now also be properly used without a project.
  • The function scanner now ignores comments.
  • Added an option to change the UI font.
  • Rescaled portions of the statusbar to accomodate other fonts.
  • Again updated big parts of the local variable scanner.
  • Removed 'Backspace Unindents' and 'Keep trailing spaces'. These options were too buggy and/or useless.
  • Set the mouseover delay to 1500 by default now.
  • Dev-C++ now does not stall when GCC complains about incorrect filenames. Instead, it shows GCC's error in the formatted log.
  • Added a few more previously hardcoded text items to the translations.
  • Fixed a few out of bounds errors in code scanning code.
  • Updated the Chinese (TW) translations thanks to 'cin.getline'.
  • Updated the CVS page.

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.

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: Get TDM-GCC working.
  • TODO: Have a look at distributing wxWidgets libraries and headers with Dev-C++.


  1. Nice! DL'd. Thanks for bringing Dev c++ back to life!

  2. i try to run this code:
    using namespace std;


    and i get system has not decelerate, in my its work, so what should i make to make it work in this version ?

  3. Add this:


    The new version of the GCC is more strict on the standard now, so please be careful.

  4. In profiling it is necessary to deduce more signs, now 3 signs, it is necessary, I think, an order 5.

  5. @Sfinexer:

    Sorry, but I don't understand at all what you're trying to explain or point out.

    Do you mean adding more options (semi-random guess)?

    Oh, uh, I did fix a bug regarding the settings checking. I'll upload a RC1 soon.

  6. File devcpp- and FileEditor.exe is detected as Suspicious.MLApp (virus) by Norton AntiVirus 2012
    Please check again

  7. I just submitted it to VirusTotal, and it indeed showed me Norton and McAfee are complaining.

    Which is really weird though, because the program can't do much more than opening and saving text files on command.

    If you know Win32, you can read every line of code its built from. I can tell you, its nothing dangerous at all.

    And in case you were wondering: recompiling the source produced the same 'dangerous' exe.

    This is weird...

  8. I face the same problem when I use Dev-C++. Some aitivirus will treat the program with debug info & profile as a virus, but actually, they are not. So Anonymous, just use it! McAfee and Norton are somewhat over sensitive.

  9. Sweet, updating of Dev-C++ go Orwell!!! Now if only the original author would give you keys to the old site.

  10. Programm doesn't work correctly on my win7. More precisely, doesn't work 'run to cursor'. Can u help me plz? Thx.

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  12. I found a critical bug in beta1. When I write bracket in another bracket, the program is exited with messaging error.

    int main()

    <- when I write bracket '{', then the program is down.
    return 0;

    plz fix it. I use Windows XP SP3.

  13. @garywho:

    Yup, confirmed. Fixed it in beta2. Will upload it sometime tomorrow.

    Until then, you can disable the completion stuff with:

    Tools >> Editor Options >> Append Closing Braces.

  14. Adding of a Fortran and Ada is planned?
    I checked, the program can compile these languages.

  15. Can you please add wxWidgets!!

  16. I agreed, but is adding wxWidgets in plan?

  17. @Sfinexer:

    Nope, it isn't unfortunately.

    @cin.getline and Anonymous:

    Yes, I'm working on it, but MinGW (TDM-GCC) x64 has more priority at the moment.

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