Eclipse Installation Howtos
|Installing Eclipse SDK, Version: 3.7.0, on Windows.|
| *Please note, you must have Java JRE or JDK installed in order to install and run Eclipse.
Make sure you do this first. Java SE Downloads
|---01. Navigate to http://eclipse.org/ and click downloads.|
|---02. Select Eclipse Classic 3.7 in either 32bit or 64bit depending on your computer.|
|---03. Select the "[Canada] University of Waterloo Computer Science Club (http)" link.|
|---04. Save the Zip file.|
|---05. Watch the progress bar in amazement.|
|---06. Once finished downloading, right click on the Zip file and extract here.|
|---07. Open the new folder you extracted.|
|---08. Select eclipse.exe and open it.|
|---09. Click Run.|
|---10. Look at the pretty image.|
|---11. Select where you want your workspace folder to be located, or just leave the default.|
|---12. Watch the progress bar again.|
|---13. Congrats! You have successfully installed Eclipse SDK.|
After I installed the Classic version of Eclipse, I found out that there was no option to start a C++ project. It didn't existed.
What I did then after opening Eclipse was: Help/Install New Software.. From the "Work with" list I selected all available. Then in "type filter text" I types C++ and downloaded the packages:
- C/C++ Develpment Tools
- C/C++ Develpment Tools SDK
- C/C++ Library API Documentation Hover Help
After installing them I downloaded and Installed the MinGW compiler MinGW automated installer C and C++ options and added the path of the MinGW compiler (in my case C:\MinGW\bin) to the environment variable PATH of the computer. Also, I made a copy of the file mingw32-make.exe (C:\MinGW\bin) and renamed it to make.exe.
After that I restarted Eclipse and was able to create a C++ project, compile and run.