Video Steps to Installing Eclipse for C++ on Windows 7
Installing Eclipse to do C++ development on any operating system
involves several steps; the links below will walk you through the
steps on a computer running Windows 7.
The installation should go smoothly if you follow these steps
exactly, and in order.
The only exception is if you already have Eclipse for Java development
installed on your computer, in which case you may skip steps 1 and 2.
You need to have Java installed on your system (step 1)
before you can launch Eclipse (step 2), as Eclipse is written in Java,
and so requires Java to run.
You need to have a C++ compiler, debugger, and make
installed on your system (step 3) before you install CDT (step 4),
as CDT configures itself to use them when it is installed;
if these are not installed before you install CDT, CDT will misconfigure itself.
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Each video is less than 5 minutes long.
Here are the steps:
If necessary, install Java onto your system:
Test Java (Create/update your
PATH environment variable).
If necessary, download and install Eclipse for Java Developers:
Install and Test Eclipse.
Install a C++ compiler, debugger, and make utility
(We will use the free, open-source
versions of g++, gdb, and make.)
Find and Download Cygwin.
Test Cygwin (Update
your PATH environment variable)
so that the system can find the C++ compiler,
debugger, and make.
Install CDT, the Eclipse plugin for C++ developers:
Test your installation of CDT.
Customize your installation of CDT.
These instructions use Cygwin 1.7.17-1, Eclipse 3.8 (Juno), and CDT 8.1.1,
which were the current versions when these videos were created.
The steps to install subsequent versions of Cygwin, Eclipse, and CDT
should be similar.
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