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PTP/environment setup

Revision as of 11:00, 3 January 2008 by G.watson.computer.org (Talk | contribs) (Setup)

PTP Developer Environment Setup (PTP 2.0)


  1. Java 1.5 or later (Note: for Linux, must be Sun or IBM's)
  2. Eclipse 3.3.x
  3. CDT 4.0
  4. OpenMPI 1.2 (the earlier 1.0.2 version is also supported)
  5. gdb 6.3 or later (earlier versions may also work)


Install Eclipse

Download and Install Eclipse 3.3

Install Features

PTP development requires CDT 4.0 and optionally RSE 2.0. RSE is is only required if you wish to use it for remote access. The preferred method for remote access is now to use the Remote Tools plugins that are part of PTP.

Install as follows:

  1. Launch Eclipse (as root if you installed Eclipse in a system directory)
  2. From the menu select: Help->Software Update->Find and Install
  3. Select Search for new features to install, click Next
  4. Select Europa Discovery Site, click Finish
  5. Select a valid mirror, click Ok
  6. Expand Europa Discovery Site
  7. Select C and C++ Development
  8. Select Remote Access and Device Development->Remote System Explorer... if you wish to install RSE
  9. Click Next
  10. Read and check I accept click Next and Finish.
  11. Click Install All
  1. Setup CVS Access (Howto)
    1. In Eclipse switch to CVS Repository Exploring perspective.
    2. Click on the Add CVS Repository Icon in the CVS Repositories view.
    3. Add the following information, then click Finish:
      1. Host - dev.eclipse.org
      2. Repository Paths - /cvsroot/tools
      3. User - anonymous
      4. Password - (leave blank)
      5. Connection Type - pserver

Checkout PTP Plugins

The easiest way to do this is to import using team project sets. The following table summarizes the available sets:

Project Set Contents Committer Access Anonymous Access
Core PTP Plugins (required) ptp-2.0-committer.psf ptp-2.0-anonymous.psf
Resource Manager Plugins (required) ptp-rms-2.0-committer.psf ptp-rms-2.0-anonymous.psf
Remote Tools Plugins (optional) ptp-remotetools-2.0-committer.psf ptp-remotetools-2.0-anonymous.psf
RSE Support (optional) ptp-rse-2.0-committer.psf ptp-rse-2.0-anonymous.psf
Parallel Language Development Tools (optional) ptp-pldt-2.0-committer.psf ptp-pldt-2.0-anonymous.psf
    1. Expand Head->org.eclipse.ptp
    2. Expand core directory and select all projects except old , org.eclipse.ptp.simulation.core , and org.eclipse.simulation.ui
    3. Right-click and select 'Check Out'
    4. Expand debug directory and select all projects except old
    5. Right-click and select 'Check Out'
    6. Expand releng directory and select all projects except old
    7. Right-click and select 'Check Out'
    8. Expand rms directory and select the resource manager(s) you need. Probably at least orte, and possibly not bluegene.
    9. Right-click and select 'Check Out'
    10. (Optional, to get PLDT) Expand tools directory and select all the org.eclipse.ptp.pldt* projects.
    11. Right-click and select 'Check Out'
  1. Build OpenMPI Proxy
    1. Follow OpenMPI build directions as listed in PTP Release Notes
    2. Follow the same directions to build your proxy plugin (sh BUILD for your platform), make sure it is the one in your workspace directory.
      1. Be sure to export this environment variable before compiling: LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib
  2. Close unrelated projects.
    1. Close org.eclipse.ptp.debug.sdm , org.eclipse.ptp.orte.proxy , org.eclipse.ptp.proxy.tests
  3. Create an eclipse application launch configuration
    1. Click on org.eclipse.ptp.core, Click on Run, Run as Eclipse Application
  4. Enjoy!!!


Eclipse Downloads [1] CDT Downloads Page [2] CVS Howto [3] PTP Release Notes [4]