The compiler runs in a separate DOS session, so you can use all of OS/2's multitasking abilities to do something else while Build-o-Rama collects your output. Or you can watch the messages appear, as in the Windows IDE running under regular DOS/Windows.
Build-o-Rama requires no device drivers and no changes in your CONFIG.SYS, WIN.INI or SYSTEM.INI files.
This shareware product is $20 to register.
That package requires OS/2 Warp. Users of OS/2 2.1 should also download another file: BRAM21.ZIP
You can view a screen shot of Build-o-Rama at work
Tips on using the Visual C++ compiler from the command line, and for getting Visual C++ 1.0 to work with OS/2
Three Cat Software
Microsoft and Visual C++ are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.; OS/2 is a trademark of IBM Corp.