i know the express version is free but it’s so big. i wish gcc can do the job on windows too.
Because maintaining multiple compilers on Windows would be a pain. This will probably be easier in the future when we switch to CMake.
Some have been successful building Panda with MinGW on Windows. If you’d like to do the effort to add support to makepanda for building with gcc, go right ahead.
i’m sorry i can’t help on this. my programming experience is mostly about doing maths only, at application level. i know nearly nothing about compilers except for running its command to compile my app.