View Full Version : Using Eclipse C++ toolchain on Linux

July 23rd, 2009, 04:05 AM
I want to use Eclipse to develop C++ projects on Linux. Particularly I want to modify stable and widely used open source projects using the Eclipse CDT. One of them is Intel Opencv ( sourceforge.net/projects/opencvlibrary ) . There are tutorials to create simple c++ projects like here : http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/opensource/library/os-eclipse-stlcdt/ .

I have seen plenty of tutorials for using Eclipse CDT to write programs in
OpenCv like here : http://opencv.willowgarage.com/wiki/Eclipse or
http://tommy.chheng.com/development/windows_development_setup.html . However i
want to use Eclipse to make changes to the OpenCv platform itself and compile it
from there. I really like many of Eclipse's features like :Syntax highlighting
,Outline ,Code assist, Code templates, Code history etc .. Would someone write a
small tutorial on how can one make a project in Eclipse from the OpenCv tarball
? I would use Eclipse CDT on Linux .

Can Eclipse CDT recognize Makefile as it can do for ant scripts?

September 1st, 2009, 01:51 PM
If you need help using CDT, after installing eclipse select: Help > Help Contents

The help system is pretty good.

September 28th, 2009, 06:04 AM
you can simply extract the tarball and import it into eclipse as a new project. but the plugin you want to make it build/compile is the highly useful linux-tools project. it contains an autotools support option for configure/make builds. As well as valgrind integration and some other good stuff