Thursday, 16 September 2010

Installing GCC with Mingw Automated Installer

The beginners might always be stuck on how to install GCC suite in their windows so this post might prove useful for such beginners. GCC is a very popular open source compiler suite that is widely used by open source guys. Its pretty flexible, robust and secure compiler.

In order to install GCC in windows, you can either use CYGWIN port of windows or MINGW port for windows. Both are easy to install but in this post, I'm going to be specific about MINGW because thats what I'm using in my PC.

You'll have to download MINGW-GET installer.

Next run the installer file and you'll reach the following stage of your installation:

Select the required compilers from there and click on Next and finish the installation. The installer will download necessary files from its online repository and you'll have the GCC suite installed in your Windows.