XP: VC or MinGW?

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Which is Better on XP?

Poll ended at Sun Aug 08, 2004 4:23 am

VC6
9
64%
MinGW
5
36%
 
Total votes: 14

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XP: VC or MinGW?

Post by jeckil » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:23 am

Can someone tell me which is a better overall compiler on XP: VC6 or MinGW ?

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Post by IoN_PuLse » Fri Jul 09, 2004 6:49 am

Both will compile binaries, one you have to own a legal copy of to distribute what you make, the other, you do not.

Why not run some tests for yourself?
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Post by sinbad » Fri Jul 09, 2004 12:46 pm

Neither. Use MSVC 7 or above. :)
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Post by jonnii » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:24 pm

has anyone tried compiling ogre with visual studio 2005 express beta? i might try it later :D
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Post by IoN_PuLse » Sat Jul 10, 2004 3:25 am

Yes people have tried and haven't been able to do it (search forums)
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Dev-Cpp+ MingW= Nirvana (on Windows)

Post by kelargo » Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:55 pm

I can get VC off the net and use it... but out of principle, I like
MinGW better. For me, its a better choice. I dont want to
patronize M$ any more, in any way. I'm stuck using XP, as my
wife uses the PC at home, too. But we use Star Office and other
open source software, etc. Someday, I hope to be Linux exclusive.

Some folks on this board have done a real nice job packaging
a setup that creates the whole environment including libraries for Ogre. The ide Dev-C++ is really nice, too.

I'm working on the different turorials. I can compile and run
the first one, Humble Beginings. I'm working my way through learning this
Library. The first tutorial program looks fine. runs fine.
I'll put together some performance numbers and post them, if anyone desires.

I hope The Agencie's release of Ogre can get wrapped into a offical release of Ogre. :)

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Post by Robbob » Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:52 am

Hey, I was the other mingw vote :)

I have to say that I have really tried to like MSVC (they have it on campus), but try as I might, it feels so cluttered. I am also more used to a command line way of doing things and the fact that I can use the same compiler on linux and windows is also a plus.

However, OGRE is obviously not designed to cater for mingw, which is fair enough seeing as it requires a strange hybrid of code. Also, VC6 will require setting up stlport etc, and has a famously well ... idiosyncratic compiler :)

But its obvious that there are both good and bad things about both compiler/IDE sets, so my advice would be to try mingw first, and if you dont like it, give MSVC a go.
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Post by zander76 » Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:33 am

VC7.1 is my choice. Its quite nice to work with. The standard version of vc++ 2003 is not that expencive. Its like 200 dollars in canada or something like that. It is worth the purchace.

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