I've started work on something that is supposed to be cross-platform. So, altho I'll probably have to get crazy drunk first, I need to learn how to make stuff on windows (right after I figure out how to make a shortcut to a start menu item, heh-heh).
I figured mingw and cmake are the best way for me to go but just wanted to check that this is not going to lead to headaches; the website says it's fine for applications "which do not depend on any 3rd-party C-Runtime DLLs". That's probably fine for me too, but I dunno: if I am using wxwidgets and boost libraries, will they be needing to do that?
Someone mentioned in another thread that the vs++ compiler is available separately from the IDE (I will still be using vim, of course, and would prefer a CLI for the compiler). Is that free? Will it work with cmake?
I don't want to end up with code that is compiler specific, either. Also: I need to port to OSX "snow leopard" too; I assume just plain gcc will be fine there but if not, is there anything like mingw that works on windows and macs (gcc based or otherwise)?