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01-25-2004, 10:44 AM
I'm looking for an easy-to-setup/use windows-based compiler to use with openGL. I've tried DevC++, and nothing, nothing at all, would compile properly. Any others out there that no one's told me about, or will I have to get visual c++?

mikael_aronsson
01-25-2004, 11:09 AM
DevC++ works just fine with OpenGL, but there are others, now I do assume you are asking for a compiler not an IDE here because that was the topic.

MinGW (the compiler used by DevC++)
LCC (C code only)
Open Watcom
Digital Mars C/C++ compiler.
I think the (Borland?) C++ builder is free also

Mikael


[This message has been edited by mikael_aronsson (edited 01-25-2004).]

nexusone
01-25-2004, 11:31 AM
I use DEV-C, have not had any problems compiling openGL programs.
Most problems I see that are posted here with DEV-C:
one the person does not understanding how to use it and has not set it up correctly but that can happen with any other compiler out there not just DEV-C.

Second not having downloaded needed library and header files.



Originally posted by Jbowe:
I'm looking for an easy-to-setup/use windows-based compiler to use with openGL. I've tried DevC++, and nothing, nothing at all, would compile properly. Any others out there that no one's told me about, or will I have to get visual c++?

roffe
01-25-2004, 03:26 PM
Borland's C++ 5.5 compiler is FREE for personal use. Haven't tried it myself but it is worth a shot. It might have optimization turned off, but at least it's free. VC++ standard edition cost about $100.
http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,20633,00.html