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    How do I change a project name? I named it something like "dadadafa" but now that it works I want to rename it to the project's REAL name but I can't find the setting.

    [edit] nevermind
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    Output file is 5 times smaller than with GCC!

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    That'll be the dynamic linking - and you possibly didn't strip executables built with MinGW.
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    Strip executables built with MinGW?

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    Ken Fitlike, by stripping executables, what do you mean? Like turning off debugging info and such?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeman118 View Post
    Also, Visual C++ 2008 Express is out, you should try that one.

    I wouldn't just yet......
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    Quote Originally Posted by novacain View Post
    I wouldn't just yet......
    Why not? I just downloaded it and tried it and it works fine. I see no differences between 2005 and 2008.

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    Because not many projects you DL will run on it.
    Not fully tested (ie SP1 is yet to be released).
    It is not in use by commercial software houses yet (all I have worked for still use MSVC 6 or 2003).

    Not really enough reasons (now I write them down), just my opinion.......


    In MSVC 2002 (shortest lived MSVC release) there are lots of 'interesting' bugs...

    Like the one where you add a border to a TAB control but MSVC 2002 also adds the 'ownerdraw' style to the TAB (meaning the TAB control will no longer appear on screen).

    The only way to find/fix this was to search the script.rc file (MSVC generated) for the TAB control's declaration and manually edit the styles.

    This assumes you know what the bug is, know where to find the TAB's declaration, know what style to remove and can do so without breaking the entire projects resources.
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    Maybe I will just continue to tinker with 2005 then.

    Thanks novacain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder View Post
    Strip executables built with MinGW?
    MinGW faq: Why is my C++ binary so large?

    Building with the -s linker switch does the same thing as that faq describes ie removes the debugging information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitlike View Post
    MinGW faq: Why is my C++ binary so large?

    Building with the -s linker switch does the same thing as that faq describes ie removes the debugging information.
    Alright, that's what I thought. Thanks.

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