Taking it back to the old school...well I'm on my way at least!

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    Taking it back to the old school...well I'm on my way at least!

    Hi guys, me again

    I came across MinGW recently and MSYS and thought it would be really cool to compile in a command line on windows. I liked doing it in Linux.

    Also it would give me a chance to have a better insight into what goes on "under the hood" as it were. So far I've been making my programs in an IDE and just click on build and out pops a .exe.

    I downloaded MinGW and MYSYS and tried a simple compile and of course there was an error (couldn't find: g++ in this case). A good example of me not really knowing what I'm doing

    I scoured the net but failed to find a complete idiot's guide to installing and building a simple program using MinGW and MSYS, I was wondering if anyone could point me to one? Or perhaps I missed out a step inbetween installing MinGW and MSYS and trying to use them to build a program.

    As usual, thanks for any replies

    Kind Regards,

    Stonehambey

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    you have to put the bin directory in your system path.

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    lol, this is why I need a complete idiot's guide. I don't understand what you just said. I found a bin derectory within the MinGW folder, but I have no idea what a system path is or where to find it :P (and sounds like it's about time I learnt)

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    Hmm, looks a bit over my head. I've uninstalled everything and going to try it again using this tutorial

    http://wiki.wxwidgets.org/Eclipse,_C...W_Installation

    Looks like it outlines the steps pretty clearly

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