OK, thanks guys! I'll stay with current version 'til MinGW releases a new one, something that could be happening soon to cure the problems of the environment and Vista software (which is preventing MAME core developer to support the emulator as good as he wants... oh, there you have, talking about emulation again...
Yep, I'm still a green programmer. I can do some work here and there, but don't expect me to come with a full program, with GUI and everything (at least an useful one, and without using Visual Basic or .NET). But during the years I have also learned to see the difference between bleeding edge code and stable versions, as I said in my post. But GCC is under heavy scrutiny before release by people all over the world, and they don't release a version without testing it extensively. And after all, Ubuntu, for example, is using GCC 4.1.
I agree with you. Latest versions don't mean bad software. After all, Free Pascal 2.0 is much better than 1.0, but well, it was under development for 3 long years, so they had everything to do it right. Now, only if they could make a DECENT IDE...
Most probably I'll use Dev-C++ 5 Beta as I said. CodeBlocks uses Scintilla for the editor, which is a nice touch, but it comes without any help, and I don't feel like wandering the support forums. The interface is still a bit unfinished, also, but I suppose I could try one of the nightly builds, if they say they're much more stable than current RC, and supported to boot. Or maybe not...
Yep, I know about Microsoft offerings, but the current state of things of my upgrade (you must be tired of me talking about upgrading over these months
), I'll wait. Besides, wasn't Visual Studio using .NET for the program or something? With the .NET I'll code next year, I'll be more than full