When comparing CodeLite vs Code::Blocks, the Slant community recommends Code::Blocks for most people. In the question“What are the best IDEs for C++ on Windows?” Code::Blocks is ranked 1st while CodeLite is ranked 5th.
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Pro Easy to find installed compilers
The search for the installed compilers is quick, and it usually yields useful results on the very first atempt.
Pro Open source and free
CodeLite is licensed under GPL with source code available on GitHub.
Pro Modest memory footprint
CodeLite takes up about 50MB when loaded into memory with a workspace opened.
Pro Cross platform
Works on Windows, OS-X and Linux.
Pro A lot of useful plugins
CppCheck, DiffTool, Git, MemCheck (Valgrind support, Linux-only), SVN, and many other plugins extend the IDE functionality greatly!
Pro File Explorer-like workspace view
The workspace view, unlike other IDEs, is a reflection of the actual directory structure on the file system (with user filters applied).
Pro Free/Libre/Open Source
Pro Debugger multi-threading support
The debugger supports multi-threaded processes for faster debugging.
Pro Lets you choose the compiler
Code:Blocks lets the developer choose which compiler to use, giving you a higher level of control for on your development workflow.
Pro Cross platform
Code::Blocks is available for both Windows and Linux, allowing you to use the same IDE across both OSes if you use different machines.
Con Bland UI
The UI is fairly boring and has limited customization options.
There is a dark theme available, however it only applies to the editor. The surrounding windows and borders remain light.
You can see a collection of screenshots here.
Con Poor code completion
The code completion for Code::Blocks is rather poor compared to other IDEs
Con It's hard to make the code readable
Due to the problems with indention, it's hard to make the code look nice.