Upcoming Orange C 5.0 release

Orange C 5.0 is scheduled for release in late September 2012. This is a major update to Orange C that has some significant new features.

  • First, support for the required portions of the C11 standard will be in place. This includes atomics, generics, sized character support, and multithreading primitives in the library, as well as some other minor features. Perhaps the most significant aspect of C11 is the atomic and multithreading support.

  • Second, Orange C is getting an IDE. The latest IDE from CC386 is being ported over, with many bugs being fixed in the process. Most of the features will be similar to what was in the CC386 IDE although some of the internals are changing. Additionally, there are some new features being added.

  • The most significant of the new features in the IDE is addition of resource editors. These will be capable of editing many of the more common resources such as images, dialogs, and accelerators. In general the IDE will create and maintain an RC file itself, however, it will also read many existing RC files and write them back out.