Compactor VS w64devkit

Compare Compactor vs w64devkit and see what are their differences.


A user interface for Windows 10 filesystem compression (by Freaky)


Portable C and C++ Development Kit for x64 (and x86) Windows (by skeeto)
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Compactor w64devkit
24 26
583 427
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1.4 8.0
5 months ago about 1 month ago
Rust Dockerfile
MIT License The Unlicense
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  • Editors/IDEs for C development?(+some more questions)
    1 project | | 24 Nov 2021
    For me, Vim, make, ctags, basic unix utilities, and a good C compiler are enough for any project of any size. No plugins or anything fancy for Vim, just the built-in :make to build from Vim with error/warning navigation, and ctags to navigate to definitions. I've even built a compact Mingw-w64 distribution around this concept for when I need to work on Windows: w64devkit.
  • w64devkit: Portable C and C++ Development Kit for x64 (and x86) Windows
    1 project | | 2 Nov 2021
    1 project | | 1 Nov 2021
    I have a prepackaged solution for exactly this: w64devkit. It includes Vim, standard unix tools, GCC (C and C++), and GDB in a single .zip. Go to "Releases", grab (current release, 65MB), unzip anywhere, and then run w64devkit.exe. It runs straight out of the unzipped directory, no installation needed.
  • ideal Programming setup
    1 project | | 15 Oct 2021
    Vim, ctags, a good shell, standard unix utilities, and a C toolchain. Add the appropriate reference documentation and I can comfortably build anything. While I prefer Linux, I use this setup even on Windows, where I've packaged it all into a .zip under 50MiB.
  • A good C compiler for Windows ?
    1 project | | 8 Sep 2021
    For years nothing quite fit the bill for me, so I put together a Mingw-w64 distribution, w64devkit. There's no installer, no installation, fully offline, just unzip and run. It only has a static runtime, so you'll never to to distribute runtime DLLs. It includes basic unix tools (BusyBox), GNU Make, Vim, and GDB. It still works with Windows 7, but I haven't tried it with XP. If it's not quite what you want, it's easy to tweak the Dockerfile and produce a customized toolchain.
  • Compiled Rogue 5.4.2 on Windows 10 with VS2019
    2 projects | | 7 Sep 2021
    Download This is my own Mingw-w64 distribution that includes compilers and useful development tools. It doesn't require installation, and you can just delete the unzipped directory when you're done if you don't want to keep it.
  • Anybody worked with C++ on Windows with Vim want to talk about their setup?
    1 project | | 27 Aug 2021
    I've put a lot of energy into this with my own Windows development kit. It includes basic unix tools (Windows port of BusyBox), Universal Ctags, GNU Make, and Vim. It also includes a Mingw-w64 toolchain, though that part's not so useful for you since you're using the VS toolchain.
  • I need to understand...
    1 project | | 24 Aug 2021
  • Is cpp compiling in windows a mess or is it just my head?
    4 projects | | 23 Aug 2021
    building on the answer of others, if you want to have a look at another distribution of gcc for windows, have a look at w64devkit. I'm mainly a linux/embedded developer, but for the platform-independent projects I have a widows vm setup with this toolchain + cmake and it works
    4 projects | | 23 Aug 2021

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Compactor and w64devkit you can also consider the following projects:

CompactGUI - Visual Interface for the Windows 10 Compact Function

cmake-init - The missing CMake project initializer


compress-tools-rs - A Swiss Army Knife for handling compressed data in Rust

llvm-mingw - An LLVM/Clang/LLD based mingw-w64 toolchain

uBlock-issues - This is the community-maintained issue tracker for uBlock Origin

v86 - x86 virtualization in your browser, recompiling x86 to wasm on the fly