Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Mon 28th Feb 2011 11:23 UTC, submitted by Joao Luis
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Now that the dust has settled after Stephen Elop's big announcement on the 11th February 2011, many have come to realise that actually Nokia's move towards a a new Ecosystem is not as bad as what they thought. [...] But what does all this mean for the Nokia Developers? When the proposed partnership with Microsoft was announced, many felt betrayed and worried about their future, but after having heard and assisted a number of workshops at the Nokia Developer Day at this years Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, earlier this month, their outlook towards the new ecosystem has taken a 180 degree turn and are now looking at the proposed partnership with a lot more enthusiasm, recognising the potential it will bring them in the coming months."
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RE: The language barrier...
by vodoomoth on Tue 1st Mar 2011 11:20 UTC in reply to "The language barrier..."
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Maybe I'm missing something ... But don't you require VisualStudio to develop for this mobile platform? It seems like a massive change!

I can confirm that there is a free version of Visual Studio specifically for WP7 development. I downloaded and went through the painfully long installation. I haven't used it but (unless there was an option that evaded me), you can't even make a Hello World C++ program with it. It is a special Visual Studio edition.

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lucas_maximus Member since:

C# is the only supported language.

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vodoomoth Member since:

Yes indeed. I realized that as I was trying to compile wxWidgets and Code::Blocks with gcc 4.5.1 in mingw and mingw+gcc4.5.1 has that stupid bug that makes it incapable of linking a dll with reasonable memory consumption, the only option left for me is to install VS2008.

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