Chapter 1. Initial Reading

This document describes the process of configuring Eclipse and CDT in order to develop eCos applications. It is not intended for this document to provide full documentation on using Eclipse/CDT itself, as that is better covered in the user guides and documentation that come with Eclipse and CDT. As a result, some familiarity with Eclipse and CDT is assumed.

More general user guides for the Eclipse workbench and for C/C++ development using CDT are accessible via the HelpHelp Contents menu item within the Eclipse workbench, and also on-line at the Eclipse 2018-09 documentation site.

In particular, it is recommended to read the first documentation topic, the Workbench User Guide which will provide an overview of the basic structure of Eclipse, and important concepts and terms to be familiar with before reading further documentation. We then recommend reading the C/C++ Development User Guide which provides documentation specific to the CDT plug-in for Eclipse.

  • The CDT documentation primarily caters for those developing native applications to run directly on the developer's computer. It does not fully deal with debugging of remote targets and certainly does not cover features specific to the eCosPro CDT plug-in for eCos development. Therefore in areas of overlap, the remaining documentation should be considered to supersede the CDT documentation.

  • All installed eCosPro documentation is accessible under the HelpHelp ContentseCosPro branch of Eclipse Help.