Video Steps to Installing Eclipse for C++ on MacOS 10.7 (Lion)

Installing Eclipse to do C++ development on any operating system involves several steps; the links below walk you through it on a MacOS 10.7 system. The installation should go smoothly if you follow these steps in order. If you already have Eclipse for Java development installed on your system, just skip step 2 above.

You need to have the C++ compiler, debugger, and make installed before you install CDT, as CDT looks for them and configures itself with their locations when it is installed, so be certain you complete step 1 before you begin step 3.

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  1. Install Java, a C++ compiler, debugger, and make utility
    1. Test that Java is installed.
    2. Download the Command Line Tools from the Apple Store.
    3. Install the Command Line Tools.
  2. Install the Eclipse IDE for Java developers:
    1. Download Eclipse.
    2. Install Eclipse.
  3. Get and Install CDT, the C++ plugin for Eclipse.
  4. Test your installation.

These instructions use the current versions of Apple Command Line Tools, Eclipse, and CDT when these videos were created. The steps to install subsequent versions should be similar.

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