Saturday, 8 November 2008

Porting Polyworld: MingGW vs. Visual Studio 2005

I've been working for a while to port Polyworld from Linux to Windows. It has been a fun experience. I'm not done yet but something I took away was that the MinGW g++ compiler is more similar to the Linux GNU g++ compiler. than the MSVC2005 to the Linux GNU g++ compiler.

I guess that is a given but for me it was something new. That means I'm intending get Polyworld working on Windows with MinGW and then with MSVC2005.

The Takeaway

If you're trying to port something to Windows, do it with MinGW first.

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