Video Walkthrough: Installing Eclipse for C++ Development on Your Computer
Installing Eclipse for C++ development on any operating system
involves several steps:
If you already have Eclipse for Java developers installed on your computer,
then you just need to complete steps 1, 2, 4, and 5,
in that order.
Make certain that Java, a C++ compiler, debugger,
and the make utility are installed on your system.
If not, install them.
Make certain the folder containing your C++ compiler is in
your PATH variable.
If not, modify the PATH variable to include that folder.
Install the Eclipse IDE for Java developers.
Install CDT, the C++ plugin for Eclipse.
Test your installation.
In each of the videos below, we install three free and open source GNU tools:
- g++, the GNU C++ compiler;
- gdb, the GNU debugger; and
- the GNU version of make, a utility to coordinate and simplify compilation.
Choose one of the links below, based on your computer's operating system:
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