Sunday, October 30, 2011

Dev C++, new versions - FOUND!! :D - Super Sunday!

Hello dear readers!! ^_^ Hope all of you are doing great! :) Well I know I am just updating my blog on Sundays now, but believe me, really out of time these days, and moreover, phew - exams start tomorrow! :/ So even the Musical Monday post, I will be scheduling today only!

Anyways, I like the compiler Dev-C++ by Bloodshed for my C and C++ programming fun. But I have been seeing no new version since quite sometime now. I was really irritated by that fact. The last official stable release, Bloodshed Dev-C++ v4.9.9.2 was a beta one and then never saw any new addition on the site of my favourite compilers!

So, I went on searching over the Internet, and finally - "TADA!" I found it! :D And see what info I found :

"The project was no longer noticeably active, with no news posted nor any updated versions released from February 22, 2005 to June 2011. In a 2006 forum post, lead developer Colin Laplace stated that he was busy with real-life issues and did not have time to continue development of Dev-C++. However there is a development team that has taken the Dev-C++ IDE and added new features such as support for multiple compilers and a RAD designer for wxWidgets applications. This IDE can be found under the name wxDev-C++. On June 30th 2011 an unofficial version of Dev-C++ was released by an independent programmer, featuring the more recent GCC4.5.2 compiler, Windows' SDK resources (Win32 and D3D), numerous bugfixes, and improved stability. On the 27th of August, after five years of officially being in a beta stage, version 5.0 was released by the developer from Orwell's blog. This version also has its own separate SourceForge page since version, because the old developer isn't responding to requests." I wish the lead developer's life gets settled down, and things go fine! :)

Though Code::Blocks is a good alternative, but fans like me, would not like to let Bloodshed go too early, right?! :D

Here is the link to Orwell's Blog where you can find the new releases! Have fun friends.





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