View Full Version : the exploration of open source

06-06-2003, 11:44 PM
hi im starting to explore the world of open source its a magical world filled with gems like wings and blender. well i been looking for a c++ opensource compiler i need to be windows not linux as im havent got linux. i will get linux i just know at the moment that my computing lifestyle revolves around to many unported applications.

so im gonna begin to use open source software and learn c++ meaning i get free software which i can modifie to do what i want.

if u guys wanna elighten me on any other open source topic feel free as i just want to get all my aps open-source but on windows just for now.

06-07-2003, 12:13 AM
Here are some OpenSource/free C/C++ compilers & such:

http://www.mingw.org - Win32 port of gcc.

http://www.cygwin.com - Another win32 port of gcc, but geared more towards compiling *nix code under windows.

http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html - An IDE for Mingw.

http://www.openwatcom.org - OpenSource version of the once-popular Watcom C++ compiler. I haven't used it.

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head (I haven't done any programming in over a year). If you're going to be doing lots of programming, I would also recommend that you learn Python. It's an *excellent* scripting language that can do pretty much anything. If you actually come across something you can't do in Python (ie, something computationally intensive) you can always just write an extension in C/C++.

06-07-2003, 02:50 AM
http://sourceforge.net is a central resource for open source projects being developed. Can find everything from game engines to business apps there.

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