Even though everything seems to be fixed now, the recent problems with my development environment have made me seriously reconsider why I chose wxWidgets (and to a lesser degree C++) for development.
I originally started with C++ because I wanted to move away from .NET Framework reliant languages like VB.NET, and after finding the C++ code that became the basis for dotNETInspector my path had been picked. I don’t even remember exactly how wxWidgets came into it – I think I was looking for a drag and drop interface designer that wasn’t Visual Studio and ended up finding wxDev-C++.
Fast forward a few years and my needs, and the tools available to me, have changed. wxDev-C++ seems to be dead or close to it, with no new releases for quite a while and a lot of obvious bugs outstanding, and I would prefer not to move to a closed source development environment like Visual Studio when an open source solution can still do the job. So I am contemplating some changes.
Here’s for a long but hopefully productive night ahead.