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Written by MortenMacFly   

To retrieve the source code from SVN, you need to have a client for SVN installed. There are many SVN clients ranging from command-line programs over cross-platform applications (like SmartSVN) to full-blown shell extensions (like TortoiseSVN for Windows).

Regardless of which SVN client you use, the basic settings to access the Code::Blocks source code are essentially the same.

Anonymous SVN access via SVN protocol:

Repository URL:
Sample command line:
svn checkout svn://

Anonymous SVN access via HTTP protocol:

Repository URL:
Sample command line:
svn checkout



Our repository uses the standard layout proposed by Subversion. This means there are trunk, tags, and branches top-level folders. The commands above refer to the trunk directory, which contains the current development code. Bleeding edge at its finest!

If you want to access the source code of stable releases, you can find it under the tags directory. For example, the source code of Code::Blocks 16.01 can be accessed in tags/17.12. So the command-line to retrieve it using the SVN protocol would be:

svn checkout svn://

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 December 2017 15:24

Build system

Code::Blocks implements a custom build system with very important features: ultra-fast dependencies generation, build queues and parallel builds are the most important ones to mention.


The debugging subsystem has been greatly enhanced in the latest version. Automatic/manual watches, code/data breakpoints, call stack, disassembly listing and memory dumps are only few of its features.