Microsoft Windows is the undisputed leader in the market for desktop operating systems. Besides its ease of use, Windows also has the support of application developers who create millions of programs for the Windows platform. Thanks to the various integrated development environments that make it the procedure of writing and deploying applications on the Windows platform relatively easy. This application is a minimalist development environment for native Windows applications. It contains a comprehensive set of tools for the development of Windows Applications. The programs created do not need C-Runtime DLL to work. However, they still depend on certain DLL that Microsoft provides and some other inherent features of the Windows operating system.
During the compilation procedure, this application provides access to functionalities of Microsoft C Runtime and other language-specific runtimes. This application does not intend to provide the POSIX runtime environment. Developers who need to deploy applications on the POSIX environment can consider using other IDE such as Cygwin. This program is basically designed for developers on the Windows platform.
The app consists of the following components; A ported version of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), which includes C, C++, Fortran, and ADA. GNU Binutils for windows such as archive managers, assemblers, and inkers; a GUI setup tool that gets you accustomed to Mingw, and a command-line installer that provides an optional GUI front-end.
MinGW is licensed as freeware for PC or laptop with Windows 32 bit and 64 bit operating system. It is in components & libraries category and is available to all software users as a free download.