Eclipse Ganymede is finally here. I downloaded the version for C/C++ developers to glance at the new features
of CDT 5.0
. The demo
project I developed with Eclipse Europa opens and compiles without problems.
An additional Eclipse plugin is required in order to execute and debug the application on a remote microcontroller target. I use the new update UI to install the required component. It is is very easy to use:
- Open the Software Updates and Add-ons dialog from the Help menu.
- Select the Eclipse C/C++ GDB Hardware Debugging option, click the Install... button and follow the on screen instructions to complete the installation.
I download the binary file as explained in the section 3.3
in the main demo page, and now I'm quasi ready to debug the application. I have to change the debug configuration before starting a debug session:
- Select the Debug Configuration menu item from the Run menu to open the Debug Configurations dialog.
- Select the RTOSDemo configuration under the GDB Hardware Debugging group and configure the Debugger tab as shown in the below picture.
- Switch to the Startup tab, ensure that all options are unchecked and type the following GDB command in the Initialization Command field