Eclipse Installation Howtos

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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 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.