I am new, and am still unclear as to what folder I should be extracting the "nightly" zipped files to. Should I extract the
CB_20121028_rev8484_win32.7z and wxmsw28u_gcc_cb_wx2812_gcc471-TDM.7z files to my C:\Program Files (x86)\CodeBlocks folder?
If I originally used the codeblocks-10.05mingw-setup.exe to install CodeBlocks to begin with, do I need the mingwm10_gcc471-TDM.7z file?
I thank you for your help.
You should uninstall codeblocks-10.05-mingw-setup unless you plan to use it as well as a nightly. Uninstalling it is optional.
Unzip the nightly, the wx dll, and the mingwm10 dll to the same folder. Do not reuse any other folder, create a new folder and put the files from all three archives into that new folder.
You will also need a compiler to go with the nightly. The 10.05 version you have includes a compiler but the nightlies do not.
Get a compiler here: http://tdm-gcc.tdragon.net/
Then extract that so the path to it is C:\mingw
Then when you run the nightly under
Settings -> Compiler -> Toolchain executables
Put the path to C:\mingw\bin
And then click "auto-detect" You may have to exit the nightly and restart it before auto detect works correctly.
When you get a confirmation message then you are set up to go with the nightly.
Edit, also if you use the nightly you probably shouldn't use 10.05 as they will probably step on each others configuration files which are in a shared folder within your user folder.