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
    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?

    • 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.*
      2. Remove the CDT metadata
      * Navigate to the workspace/.metadata/.plugins directory
      * Remove the following directories (if they exist):
      o org.eclipse.cdt.*
      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...