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Wolf9466
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Microsoft Visual Studio Express

Now, I know all of you just read that title, and thought I'm retarded. Well, maybe I am, but I created a petition, trying to get a lot of signatures to get my favorite compiler for the Windows platform portable. I figured the people here would be the ones who would want it portable, so I'm posting a link to the petition here.

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not going to happen

EVER. no matter how many signatures you get Microsoft owns the code, its closed source and the code is related to more expensive closed source software of theirs.

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Quite true, but you could

Quite true, but you could make a PortableApp out of it without releasing source.

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Yes, but it's not about

Yes, but it's not about source, it's about legal trademarks. I haven't read the Microsoft license for Visual Studio, but I would bet it doesn't allow meta installers (like mozilla) which is basically what our online installer is.

Look at it like this. Microsoft won't let us make it portable. Why would they when they're making a portable software as well? (StartKey)

BTW, what's wrong with Eclipse and MinGW? Or Code::Blocks?

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Well, MinGW is good and all,

Well, MinGW is good and all, but for larger projects, I like MSVC. And in general, MSVC is quite good, and I would love to see it portable. A LOT of people prefer it.

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I would argue with you on "A

I would argue with you on "A LOT of people prefer it.", but I don't have proof.

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Well, a lot of people I know,

Well, a lot of people I know, that I can prove Sticking out tongue

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if you are a student

DREAMSPARK people!

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Wolf9466 said: ll, MinGW is

Wolf9466 said:

well, MinGW is good and all, but for larger projects, I like MSVC. And in general, MSVC is quite good, and I would love to see it portable. A LOT of people prefer it.

lol you can be surprised to know there are also a lot of projects that prefer mingw over visual studio as well, such as myself being the head developer of PChat and all.

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MinGW doesnt have any updated

MinGW doesnt have any updated portable version afaik

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By the way, I just installed

By the way, I just installed Microsoft Visual C++ Express 2010.

I hated it instantly. Took me a while to figure out how to compile, since Microsoft hid the option.

Visual Studio still wouldn't let me compile, since it was trying to compile a single file. I had to go through the burden of creating a project first >_

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My experiance has been, MSVC

My experiance has been, MSVC is fine if you are righting your own code.

For opensource projects, just use MinGW. If it doesn't offer a standard windows port in the format of make -f make.w32, don't bother with MSYS. Don't bother with MinGW. Don't bother at all. Neither MSVC, MinGw, or MSYS will compile it for you.

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How to install Visual studios mostly on a seperate drive

visual studio installs all of the parts of it on the c drive except for some parts. i found a way to get almost all of vs to an external drive other than the c. you have to change some parts in the setup folder of visual studios. the file is called "

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