Eclipse CDT4 Generator

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Eclipse CDT 4.0 Generator

CMake generated Eclipse Project for TSP
Eclipse opens CMake project file

There is an Eclipse CDT 4.0 generator being developed on top of the Makefile generators available now (i.e., "Unix Makefiles", "MinGW Makefiles", "MSYS Makefiles", and maybe "NMake Makefiles").

With this generator it is possible to create a set of .project/.cproject files that can be imported in Eclipse as an "Existing Eclipse project".

Since August 1st the Eclipse generator is included in CMake cvs.

If you would like to monitor the changes to the EclipseCDT4 support, you can view the following links which contain the cvs history log for changes to the two main files:

Using Eclipse CDT4 Generator

Discussion about Eclipse CDT4 Generator limitations

Eclipse assume project files (i.e. .project and .cproject) must be at the root of the project tree and a project may be handled by a versioning system (CVS, SVN, ...) iff the root project tree is.

This assumption clashes with the fact that CMake generated files should stay in the build tree whereas source files (which are usually those handled by a versioning system) reside in the source tree.

There has been a fair amount of discussion regarding this problem of the Eclipse CDT4 Generator:

  1. Trouble with CMake + Eclipse + SVN/CVS
  2. *Updated* Eclipse CDT4 CMake Generator - Pre-Alpha version

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