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Offline Tyro

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Need advice
« on: January 02, 2006, 07:01:15 am »

I'm fairly ignorant of the open source develpment world, but have a little familiarity with Microsoft's visual C++. I'd like to introduce myself to the open source approach by enhancing/builidng on a simple C++ program I wrote in 1998 (visual, not console).  Code::Blocks looks like what I need.  Just what parts of the package should I download?  E.g.:  What's the difference between using the version with and without the MINGW compiler? (That's how ignorant I am.  I'm a retired mainframe PL/1 applications programmer who never had to learn to be efficient.)  I'm more than willing to start simple and build from there.

Best for 2006,

Offline mandrav

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Re: Need advice
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2006, 08:42:56 am »
Hi Bill,

you probably want the full setup. This includes the compiler (MinGW) so you can start working straight away.
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