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Offline alienacorn

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Most recent Windows 98 compatible version
« on: July 29, 2011, 06:14:12 am »
Where I can I find a link to the most recent version of Code Blocks compatible with Windows 98? Preferably one with MinGW bundled. Both this link + the other Win 98 version link were dead links at
http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Compiled_packages_of_Code::Blocks.

Could someone please update those links.

Thank you much.

Offline MortenMacFly

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Re: Most recent Windows 98 compatible version
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2011, 06:32:31 am »
Could someone please update those links.
I think it's best if you compile it yourself. Using the tutorials it's do-able.

We do not actively support Win98 anymore, hence there were ANSI patches from the community that helped to keep the code ANSI compatible.
Compiler logging: Settings->Compiler & Debugger->tab "Other"->Compiler logging="Full command line"
C::B Manual: http://www.codeblocks.org/docs/main_codeblocks_en.html
C::B FAQ: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=FAQ

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Re: Most recent Windows 98 compatible version
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2011, 07:12:07 am »
The compilation process is quite involved. Win 98 is old, so it is understandable support time would be ended, but could you please just post whatever the previous link last went to (no additional work, minimal time spent) and let users be responsible for the patches? It would be in the community spirit and distinguish Code Blocks from big software companies' typical response for assistance on older software.

If possible, would appreciate it.

Again, thank you much.

Offline Freem

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Re: Most recent Windows 98 compatible version
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2011, 10:40:33 am »
This link will give you some old versions: http://sourceforge.net/projects/codeblocks/files/Binaries/
There is this too: http://freshmeat.net/projects/codeblocks/
For the first link, I've finded it browsing the sourceforge's project page. I know how this website work so I was sure there was something. For freshmeat, I've never used it so I can't help you more.

For the rest, open source don't have exactly the same problematic as enterprises, but this is close:
Main problem is not money, at least on small projects (well, a little, to have a website, wiki and other web-based tools. I guess the domain name and servers are not free?), but workforce.
It can only exist if someone help freely. So maintain old versions is not very interesting too.

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Re: Most recent Windows 98 compatible version
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2011, 01:59:56 pm »
The compilation process is quite involved. Win 98 is old, so it is understandable support time would be ended, but could you please just post whatever the previous link last went to (no additional work, minimal time spent) and let users be responsible for the patches?
Googleing for "codebloks ansi build" revealed these two links in the first 5 hits:
http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Installing_Code::Blocks_from_source_on_Windows#Compile_wxWidgets_in_ANSI_mode
...and:
http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=Building_an_Non-Unicode_Win32_Code::Blocks

...that's all your usually need to know. The patches are applied in SVN trunk, you don't need them.

It would be in the community spirit and distinguish Code Blocks from big software companies' typical response for assistance on older software.
In contrast to a company we do this in our spare time. What makes you think we can spend extra time to support each and every outdated OS? All we can do is providing you with the sources so you can do it yourself. Furthermore: Support is limited, too. If we provide platinum support (a matter of time again) we can cease development of C::B. I am not offending, just setting the facts straight. I believe we provide an acceptable support even if people usually are too lazy to spend some (google) effort themselves.
Compiler logging: Settings->Compiler & Debugger->tab "Other"->Compiler logging="Full command line"
C::B Manual: http://www.codeblocks.org/docs/main_codeblocks_en.html
C::B FAQ: http://wiki.codeblocks.org/index.php?title=FAQ