Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse


  • Doug Abbott, President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA President, Intellimetrix, Inc., Silver City, NM, USA

The Eclipse environment solves the problem of having to maintain your own Integrated Development Environment (IDE), which is time consuming and costly. Embedded tools can also be easily integrated into Eclipse. The C/C++CDT is ideal for the embedded community with more than 70% of embedded developers using this language to write embedded code. Eclipse simplifies embedded system development and then eases its integration into larger platforms and frameworks. In this book, Doug Abbott examines Eclipse, an IDE, which can be vital in saving money and time in the design and development of an embedded system. Eclipse was created by IBM in 2001 and then became an open-source project in 2004. Since then it has become the de-facto IDE for embedded developers. Virtually all of the major Linux vendors have adopted this platform, including MontVista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River.
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Embedded Linux engineers and designers


Book information

  • Published: November 2008
  • Imprint: NEWNES
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-8654-9

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introducing EclipseHistoryEclipse Public LicenseStatus of EclipseSo What is Eclipse Anyway?What can you do with Eclipse?SummaryResourcesChapter 2 InstallationSystem RequirementsObtaining EclipseInstallationInstalling Eclipse under WindowsEmbedded Software Development on WindowsSummaryChapter 3 Getting StartedStart EclipseBasic ConceptsPerspectives, editors and views MenusConfiguring EclipseSummaryChapter 4 C/C++ Developers’ Toolkit (CDT)Obtaining the Sample Source CodeCreating a New ProjectAdding Source Code to the ProjectThe ProgramBuilding the ProjectDebugging the ProjectLinking ProjectsRefactoringSummaryResourcesChapter 5 Eclipse CDT – Digging DeeperUser-supplied MakefilesThermostat internalsDebugging multi-threaded programsWorking with embedded target hardwareSummaryChapter 6 Device Software Development PlatformAdding on to EclipseTarget Management and the Remote System Explorer (RSE)Native Application Builder (NAB)Other DSDP subprojectsSummaryChapter 7 Plug-in Development Environment (PDE)Installing the PDESo what is a plug-inOur first plug-inBuilding and exporting a plug-inExploring furtherRich Client Platform (RCP)SummaryResourcesChapter 8 Eclipse Advanced FeaturesUMLCVSSummaryResourcesChapter 9 Eclipse-based Development ProductsWhy buy it?LynuxWorks – LuminosityMontaVista – DevRocketWind River – WorkbenchSummaryAppendix A – The Eclipse Public LicenseOpen Source Initiative OSI - Eclipse Public License v 1.0