c++ - Eclipse IDE plugn for DMC
I'm fairly close to releasing a beta version sometime next week -- the remaining part that's got me hung up today is dealing with STLport configuration. For those of you who might be interested in testing and using the "Managed C++ Project" project types, you can currently build Win32 Console, DLL and EXE projects. **You need the CDROM version of DMC**, since the free 'make' program is so feature-limited as to be completely useless to generate relatively sophisticated makefiles, and the 'makedep' program is needed to track header dependencies. Incremental builds are a slightly annoying feature of the Eclipse IDE: you save a file, and it triggers a recompile (invokes 'smake' for you.) But, DMC is a fast compiler, so it's only slightly annoying as opposed to completely annoying if you were to use MinGW/GCC. One of the newer Eclipse features that will be in their next major release is the ability to use WinDBG as the debugger, which will be the way you can debug DMC-generated programs from within the Eclipse IDE. The cool part is that I've been compiling the DLL required for this functionality with the DMC plugin!! (Note: WinDBG can be downloaded from MS by searching for "debugging tools" in their MSDN site.) What's missing? Probably lots of wacky linker flags, but in particular, I'm missing the ability to specify a ".res" file to the linker and compile resource files to ".res". Basically, I'm not sure what file extension to use -- I think ".rc" is probably correct, but someone with more clue can help me here. Then I'd have to add the toolchain definition, but that's relatively straightforward.
Jan 28 2005
Scott Michel wrote:I'm fairly close to releasing a beta version sometime next week -- the remaining part that's got me hung up today is dealing with STLport configuration.
Jan 31 2005
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Walter will probably shoot me for attaching a small zip file to a message... but here's a beta version of a DMC plugin for Eclipse. No, I don't have copious free time nor is it really part of my job, but I happen to be happy with Eclipse and I'd really prefer to get development done with a fully function C/C++ compiler and save our customer money. Some notes: - This plugin provides support for building Managed C/C++ projects in Eclipse. It will not help you with building Standard C/C++ projects, where you are in charge of managing your own makefile. However, you should be able to select the DMC error filter so that the compiler's error output is parsed correctly. - STLport configuration - Lets you set where the compiler should pick up the header files - If you're using the current MS SDK, you will want to check the appropriate box so that you don't get compiler warnings about InterlockedIncrement's changed declaration. - OPTLINK properties - The imports/exports page doesn't do anything yet. Might add it at a later date. - OPTLINK doesn't know how to attach a resource file to an executable (yet.) - You need to have the CDROM version of DMC to use this plugin, or beg Walter for the smake and makedep programs. The free make program is totally inadequate for building managed C/C++ projects that have subdirectories. Alternatively, MS's NMAKE 1.5 could be used but you will have to change the build settings appropriately. - Do not use subdirectories with "_" in their names; smake will blow up. (Walter knows about this problem, so don't bug him about it.) - The plugin builds Win32 console, dll and exe binaries ONLY! - Eclipse doesn't offer any constraints with respect to setting compiler options. It will not disable choices that are completely wrong for a particular type of project. So, if you change the Windows Prolog and Epilog settings on a console project to DLL defaults, and your program no longer executes... you were warned. - You need to install Eclipse 3.1 and CDT 2.1 - CDT 2.1 doesn't yet support using WinDBG as the debugger; that's in a future version of CDT. - If you have to add include directories, bear in mind that the project builds inside the Debug or Release compilation directories. You should add "$(ROOT)/<your include path here>" to the compiler's include settings. $(ROOT) is a built-in make macro that corresponds to the top of the project directory.
Jan 31 2005
"Scott Michel" <scottm aero.org> wrote in message news:ctn0kr$2ev7$1 digitaldaemon.com...Walter will probably shoot me for attaching a small zip file to a message... but here's a beta version of a DMC plugin for Eclipse.
Feb 03 2005