Upgrading wxDev-c++

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Upgrading wxDev-c++

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The project of wxDev-c++ has not been updated since 11 years now and the wxWidgets used as well as the GCC compiler used are very old. However the form design of wxDev-C++ as well as its ease of installation are the best around for any opensource C++ IDE. Therefore I am looking into a way to make wxDev-C++ use the latest version of GCC compiler and WxWidgets. Can someone tell me how I can do this?
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Re: Upgrading wxDev-c++

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Hi,
Simple.
Get the source of the wxDev-C++.
See if iit will compile with the latest version of wxWidgets.
Fix any errors it will produce.
Re-package the IDE.
Place an announcement here or in the "Announcement..." forum.
Keep updating the IDE with every single update to wxWidgets.

Thank you.
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Re: Upgrading wxDev-c++

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ONEEYEMAN wrote: Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:25 pm Get the source of the wxDev-C++.
See if iit will compile with the latest version of wxWidgets.
AFAIK, somewhat ironically, wxDev-C++ is not written in C++ (it's in Pascal) nor does it use wxWidgets (it uses VCL).
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Re: Upgrading wxDev-c++

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I've got the Source-Code for wxDev-C++. It seems it was Build with CodeGear/Embarcadero Delphi RAD-Studio. And it uses many Third-Party Components like DevExpress and Jedi-JVCL. Manybe it can be rewrited with Lazarus Free-Pascal in an Cross-Platform way, but this is surely an very expensive Job.
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It was written with Embarcadero Delphi I presume and there is a free community edition for that.
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I have an old VM with Win7 32bit and Delphi2007 installed. After installing JEDI Jcl and Jvcl Component Library and SynEdit Library, i can open the project. But cannot compile ist. Many Errors of missing units and defines. DevExpress Components not needed. After opening the project, Delphi cannot be closed. It hangs on closing the project form.
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