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+ - What free IDE do you use? 2

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postermmxvicom
postermmxvicom writes "I program only occasionally and mostly for personal interest. I went to update my favorite free IDE yesterday when I noticed that DEVCPP has not been updated since 2005! It was like I lost a friend :( So, I went looking for other free IDE's and came across Code::Blocks and visual studio express. I work from a windows machine and use C++. I make mostly console apps, but have written a few windows apps and D3D or OpenGl apps.

I wanted to know what free IDE's you use and recommend. What do you like about them? What features do they lack? What about them irritate you (and what do you do to work around these annoyances)? For instance, when I used Visual C++ 6.0 in college, there was an error in getline that had to be fixed and devcpp's code indenting needed to be tweaked to suit my liking."
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What free IDE do you use?

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  • I've used a couple things... In *nix I do tend towards vi+gcc+gdb+make. In Windows I've found the Eclipse C++ IDE to be pretty nice. You do need to spend some time configuring it, and will have to install MinGW. With MinGW it's also possible to go to the vi+gcc+gdb+make method, but when you have a readily available gui that will do some of the more time consuming and boring tasks for you... why not?

    Eclipse C++ IDE [eclipse.org]

    Since it's a cross-platform IDE I also use it on Linux when I have a gui available.

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