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Whats the idea behind Dev-Cpp support ?

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Hi there,

 

I found by accident the Dev-Cpp project on the Embarcadero-Github.

Whats the idea behind, is this intended as replacement for the old, free BCC5 compiler, or what ?

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No.  It is (was) a stand-alone free and open source C/C++ IDE, working with the GNU compiler toolset built with Delphi and quite popular at its prime.  There is a fork that includes a form designer for WxWidgets GUI applications. 

 

Does anyone recall the short-lived commercial C++ wxWidgets (then called WxWindows) Borland IDE (unrelated to Dev-C++)?  I can't even remember what it was called. 

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Oh my, Dev-Cpp brings back memories. I never knew it was built with Delphi/C++ Builder.

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Never recognized that this was a Delphi project, like you said, it was a populat free GNU IDE.

From my point of view this had never anything to do with Delphi/Borland, beside maybe that C++Builder was able to compile it.

 

Anyway, good to have it here.

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22 minutes ago, Rollo62 said:

C++Builder was able to compile it

No it is written in Delphi pascal.

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2 hours ago, pyscripter said:

No it is written in Delphi pascal.

C++Builder includes a Delphi compiler.

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Does anyone recall the short-lived commercial C++ wxWidgets (then called WxWindows) Borland IDE (unrelated to Dev-C++)?  I can't even remember what it was called. 

Are you thinking of Borland C++Builder X?  The Java-based IDE (using the JBuilder architecture) that was released after Borland EOL'ed C++Builder 6, and before CodeGear resurrected C++Builder in BDS 2005.

 

Using wxWidgets with the Borland C++ BuilderX

 

There is also TwinForms, which is a wxWidgets Form Designer for C++Builder.

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12 hours ago, Remy Lebeau said:

C++Builder includes a Delphi compiler.

Ok thanks, thats what I used at that time.

Well I think I installed it one time from binaries, but I never really looked into it.
Was always sure this was completely GNU c++ based, with MINGW, and all that stuff.

But now its clear, the IDE and tools are separate.

 

Maybe its worth to have a second look at it now.

 

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