Thursday, December 9, 2010

Porting Candle to MinGW and CodeLite

Thanks to CodeLite, porting Candle source code to MingGW was much simpler than I thought.

As I wrote previously, finding the right C/C++ IDE (other than VC Express) was not easy for me, and my last settlement was with Eclipse CDT. So porting Candle source code to other compiler and IDE on Windows, like MinGW, was not of high priority for me.

I was googling for something (I don't remember what it is) and one of the result page recommended CodeLite, and triggered me to give CodeLite a trial.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Porting Candle to Linux

My experience of porting Candle from Windows to Linux is really like riding roller coaster, with up and downs, surprises and shocks, screamings and desperations all along the way. With over 100,000 lines of Candle source code, and with no previous experience of C development on Linux, the journey was really not for faint-hearted. The most difficult part was actually getting used to the C/C++ tool chain on Linux. I'm probably too much spoiled by Visual C/C++.