What do I need to use mingw in Windows

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    Unhappy What do I need to use mingw in Windows

    I'm planning to make some applications in mingw...I ran to this site: http://sourceforge.net/project/showf...?group_id=2435

    Now, I know I can use the Automated MinGW Installer but I need the files to be installed in a non-internet connection machine...

    So, my question is: Which files do I need?

    PS: I use a pendrive to carry them, just in case you were wondering how I would do that

    Thanks!
    * PC: Intel Core 2 DUO E6550 @ 2.33 GHz with 2 GB RAM: Archlinux-i686 with xfce4.
    * Laptop: Intel Core 2 DUO T6600 @ 2.20 GHz with 4 GB RAM: Archlinux-x86-64 with xfce4.

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    >> Which files do I need?
    Download both the exe and the tar.gz file to the same directory, and run the exe to install.

    WinRAR is one program that can allow you to inspect the tar.gz yourself on windows (as well as other compression formats), but this is not a necessity for installation.

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    I recommend 7-Zip. Supports about the same number of formats as WinRAR, and the 7z format has compression ratios similar to that of RAR, and is free, open source, and cross-platform.

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    The competing format does not always have the latest and greatest support for each other...
    7zip does not fully support rar. Rar does not fully support 7z.
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    As for the original question, just install MinGW using the installer on a computer with Internet access, copy the C:\MinGW folder to the computer you want it installed, and add C:\MinGW\bin to $PATH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyberfish View Post
    As for the original question, just install MinGW using the installer on a computer with Internet access, copy the C:\MinGW folder to the computer you want it installed, and add C:\MinGW\bin to $PATH.
    Sounds an idea
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    Download the free Dev C++ program. It uses the mingw compiler. It's great.

    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
    OS: Linux Mint 13(Maya) LTS 64 bit.

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    Seeing as development of DevC++ is discontinued, does it come with the latest MinGW?
    I might be wrong.

    Thank you, anon. You sure know how to recognize different types of trees from quite a long way away.
    Quoted more than 1000 times (I hope).

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    I recall that Dev-C++ 4.9.9.2 comes with the MinGW port of gcc 3.4.2, which is not the latest stable version (I am using 3.4.5).
    C + C++ Compiler: MinGW port of GCC
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    Just GET it OFF out my mind!!

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    I'm using 4.3.2 for 32-bit
    http://nuwen.net/mingw.html

    Compiled my own 4.4.0 SVN for 64-bit.
    http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.p...orum_id=723797

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyclown View Post
    Download the free Dev C++ program. It uses the mingw compiler. It's great.

    http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html
    I would suggest another free IDE. Here is a small list of popular IDEs:
    http://apps.sourceforge.net/mediawik...nt_Environment
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Judging by his sig, I don't think he needs help choosing an IDE .

    MinGW is not an IDE, it's just a Windows port of GCC. It's a collection of command line programs (compiler, linker, debugger...).

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    Just a note for happyclown then
    Quote Originally Posted by Adak View Post
    io.h certainly IS included in some modern compilers. It is no longer part of the standard for C, but it is nevertheless, included in the very latest Pelles C versions.
    Quote Originally Posted by Salem View Post
    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

    Outside of your DOS world, your header file is meaningless.

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    Just a note for happyclown then
    Ah okay. Missed his post .

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