Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st May 2012 20:03 UTC
Windows For Microsoft, the traditional desktop is old news. It's on its way out, it's legacy, and the harder they claim the desktop has equal rights, the sillier it becomes. With companies, words are meaningless, it's actions that matter, and here Microsoft's actions tell the real story. The company has announced the product line-up for Visual Studio 11, and the free Express can no longer be used to create desktop applications. Message is clear.
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RE[5]: No problem
by pgquiles on Wed 23rd May 2012 12:41 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No problem"
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But you forgot to specify that Nokia said their main reason is that the compiler is already provided in the SDK, and wanted the IDE to be more independent (used by people who has latest MinGW installed).

That was already possible. I have been using mingw-w64 builds for a long time already.

I'd say the main reason they have removed MinGW is the "please ship a newer version of MinGW" was a recurrent topic in the mailing list. And then people would argue about vs mingw-w64 vs TDM vs something else. Those were very long threads.

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