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  • How do I contribute to this FAQ?

Simply edit this page and add content. You can now use your bugzilla username and password to gain access.

  • Is it really that easy?


  • How do I build CDT from CVS if I want a more recent build than is on the downloads page?
  1. Switch to the CVS Perspective: Window > Open Perspective > Others ... and select "CVS Repository Exploring"
  2. Context menu in "CVS Repositories" View, New > Repository Location
  3. Location - Host: Repository Path: /cvsroot/tools
  4. Authentication - User: anonymous (no password required)
  5. Connection - type: pserver
  6. Click 'Finish'
  7. Open up the resulting /cvsroot/tools tree.. find org.eclipse.cdt-releng/all
  8. On each of the projects under 'all', click context menu > Check Out
  • How do I export it so that it can be used with an external Eclipse installation?
You can either:
a) Export the CDT feature via File->Export->Plugin Development->Deployable Features. This will automatically export all the required plugins.
b) Export all the plugins etc. individually or all at once via File->Export->Plugin Development->Deployable Plugins and Fragments. However, this is more error prone and you're better off doing a).
c) Use the ANT stuff in org.eclipse.cdt.releng to build CDT the way the nightly build does.
  • I want to differntiate between the "Debug" and "Release" modes in my project. Is there any preprocessors in use already (some #define like "#define DEBUG" for Debug mode) or should I have to define them manually in my project. I find verbose in project options, but I am not sure how to use it ?

Compilers and other 3rd party tools

Also see entries in official FAQ

  • Does CDT include a compiler?

CDT does not come with a compiler, so if you do not have one you will need to install one. Follows are options available to you:

MacOS X: Install the developer tools DVD that came with your computer or with you MacOS X DVD.
Linux: If not already installed, it should be available on your installation CDs.
Windows: You have a choice of compilers available:
- Cygwin: Cygwin is a Linux-like environment for Windows, includes GCC.
- MinGW: Environment that includes development toolsets
- DJGPP: DJGPP is a complete 32-bit C/C++ development system for Intel 80386 (and higher) PCs running DOS.

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