Setting up on windows

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    Setting up on windows

    I hope this is the correct forum for the thread

    My question is about what I can do to get the closest set-up on a windows that is similar to what we use at my University (Unix on Sun machines).

    Normally, I would just use SSH to connect, but I will be without an Internet connection while on holiday and I need to write a coursework during that time. My tutor suggested Visual Studio (which I installed), but I am put off by the fact that I could spend too much time trying to understand what the program is telling me in error messages and such.

    Is there an easy way to set up emacs editor and g++ compiler on a windows machine? What's the best solution?

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    Well, I don't recall installing emacs for windows or Code::Blocks with MinGW (hence your g++ compiler) requiring anything other than clicking "Next" a lot. (Of course, if you've got C::B, who needs emacs?)

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    install open solaris?
    Maybe they also have live cd's, I'm not sure

    http://opensolaris.org/os/downloads/#use

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    learning to interpret compiler errors is time well spent...
    And of course if you write correct code you won't get any so don't need to worry about spending time reading them

    Easiest would probably to set up Sun VirtualBox and create a Solaris image in that using an ISO.
    Both can be downloaded for free, see http://www.opensolaris.org for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabstop View Post
    Well, I don't recall installing emacs for windows or Code::Blocks with MinGW (hence your g++ compiler) requiring anything other than clicking "Next" a lot. (Of course, if you've got C::B, who needs emacs?)
    I was, in a way, looking for the wrong thing. Googling emacs/g++ just threw source code at me and this website produced http://www.cprogramming.com/g++.html. Searching for "Code::Blocks with MinGW" gave me what I needed in moments. Thank you.


    I will look into open solaris too, thanks for the help.

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