Compiling externals on Windows using Eclipse

    Feb 20 2006 | 9:49 pm
    I'm currently going through the technical note by f.e. on how to build externals on Windows using Eclipse. I've gotten to the point at p. 6 where Eclipse try to build the empty C/C++ project, and I get the proper message in the console, with "Nothing to build for project My_Proj"
    Unfortunately I do not get an Includes folder. Apparently something bad happened, and I will have to uninstall the CTD plugin and Cygwin tools, and redo the installation.
    My simple and stupid question is: How do I do that?
    Thanks, Trond

    • Mar 01 2006 | 7:50 am
      Hello Trond,
      first, uninstall the CDT plugin :
      1. Remove the CDT plugins * Navigate to the directory where the CDT plugins are installed (typically eclipse/plugins) * Remove the following plugins: o org.eclipse.cdt.* o* o* 2. Remove the CDT metadata * Navigate to the workspace/.metadata/.plugins directory * Remove the following directories (if they exist): o org.eclipse.cdt.* o* o*
      Then, uninstall Eclipse :
      /"Simply delete the "eclipse" directory structure where you unzipped eclipse. Eclipse does not modify the registry so simply removing the files will fully uninstall it. WARNING ! Copy your workspace folder somewhere to keep your work before erasing !!!"/
      The tricky part, uninstalling cygwin :
      DON'T FORGET TO CLEAN THE REGISTRY. They say you *may* do it, but, with experience, i say you *must* do it.
      I had your problem a lot of times before. Make sure you're installing things in the right order next time. By the way, i choose not to move to the last updates for now, for both Eclipse & CDT. Not sure they're ok together yet...