I want to make sure before I download anything unnecessary or do something stupid.
Currently I'm using Code::Blocks IDE (nightly build, svn 8982), and my compiler is GCC 4.4.1.
However, I would like to both update my compiler(well, I hope that it can only get better :) ), as well as bring C++11 functionality. Therefore, I downloaded GCC 4.8.1. from http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.8/
. I am using Windows 7. However, I have totally no way how to install it. I must admit, that I'm not fluent in installing things using command line or such. I usually depend on installer. Therefore, I'm a bit lost.
From what I've read in documentation, they say that I should first build compiler by myself. Afterwards, they throw something like this:
| % mkdir objdir|
% cd objdir
% srcdir/configure [options] [target]
Saying that I should configure it first. Well, these letters say nothing to me, and so do the lines after this, with some configuration options.
I don't know if there is any easy way of installing it, but from what I've read here ( http://superuser.com/questions/195317/how-to-install-gcc-on-windows7
), I can download MSYS from MinGW and it will do everything(I hope?) for me. Yet I would like to ask if it will do it, and install my version of GCC, or does it come with some built-in GCC version?
Sorry if I'm unclear, but I'm quite a bit lost. Thanks in advance.