Dev C++ Compiler - True or false?

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    Dev C++ Compiler - True or false?

    I 've been on the official dev c++ website but found that it is very out of date, with the last update being in February of last year. What is going on?! Is the program still in development or is it dead?

    If it is dead then what other free compiler would you recommend?

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    I 've been on the official dev c++ website but found that it is very out of date, with the last update being in February of last year. What is going on?! Is the program still in development or is it dead?
    Pretty much dead. However, wxDev-C++ is very much alive, as is Code::Blocks (the development snapshots). You can also download and use Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Express at zero price.

    If it is dead then what other free compiler would you recommend?
    Dev-C++ is not a compiler.
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    I'm pretty sure 5.0 is in beta right now? I know you can download it from some websites.

    The microsoft visual C++ ide and compiler is free, i found it a lot better than the dev one.

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    Why are u after its updation? It is used immensly by mannny great programmers worldwide. When they have no difficulty in writting applications, who are u to comment such rubish?

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    Calm down. Dev-C++ could certainly enjoy from some improvements and benefit from corrections to some of its bugs.

    It is mostly dead yes. Some posts on Dev-C++ forums seem to indicate so, as the two main programmers established they can't work on it with their current jobs and other impediments.

    CodeBlocks is very much alive on the other hand. A RC3 is going to happen soon.
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    I had no Idea these two compilers existed, thanks for the heads up. wxDev C++ seems like not too much of an improvement but more for widgets and the like, the inerface seems a little cleaner.

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    Visual C++ is more form oriented, I also like the compiler more. I do like the interface and ease of use of Dev.

    Not really into code::blocks, but I do like the auto format tool.

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