Code::Blocks is a free C/C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE).

It may be downloaded from:

A number of compilers may be used with Code::Blocks.

MinGW is a good choice for the compiler.  The Code::Blocks website has a bundled installion  file that includes MinGW.

Note that MinGW stands for Minimalist GNU for Windows.

MinGW is a native software port of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Binutils for use in the development of native Microsoft Windows applications.

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If you need to run your executable code on a different PC or otherwise redistribute it, then make the following change in the Code::Blocks IDE.

Settings > Compiler > Linker Settings > Other linker options:

Type the following in the box


Click OK

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The Code::Blocks IDE has a missing menu bar when run on Ubuntu 11.10 under the Unity shell.  This problem can be solved by switching to the Gnome shell.

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Tom Irvine

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