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Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse

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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.

*Details the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE) essential to streamlining your embedded development process
*Overview of the latest C/C++ Developer's Toolkit (CDT)
*Includes case studies of Eclipse use including Monta Vista, LynuxWorks, and Wind River

Table of Contents

  1. Brief Table of Contents
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Foreword: A Brave New World of Embedded Software Development
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Chapter 1. Introducing Eclipse
    1. 1.1. History
    2. 1.2. Eclipse Public License
    3. 1.3. Status of Eclipse
    4. 1.4. So What Is Eclipse, Anyway?
    5. 1.5. What Can You Do With Eclipse?
    6. Summary
    7. Resources
  9. Chapter 2. Installation
    1. 2.1. System Requirements
    2. 2.2. Obtaining Eclipse
    3. 2.3. Installation
    4. 2.4. Installing Eclipse Under Windows
    5. 2.5. Embedded Software Development on Windows
    6. Summary
  10. Chapter 3. Getting Started
    1. 3.1. Start Eclipse
    2. 3.2. Basic Concepts
    3. 3.3. Perspectives, Editors, and Views
    4. 3.4. Menus
    5. 3.5. Configuring Eclipse
    6. Summary
  11. Chapter 4. C/C++ Developers' Toolkit (CDT)
    1. 4.1. Obtaining the Sample Source Code
    2. 4.2. Creating a New Project
    3. 4.3. Adding Source Code to the Project
    4. 4.4. The Program
    5. 4.5. Building the Project
    6. 4.6. Debugging the Project
    7. 4.7. Linking Projects
    8. 4.8. Refactoring
    9. Summary
    10. Resources
  12. Chapter 5. Eclipse CDT—Digging Deeper
    1. 5.1. User-Supplied Makefiles
    2. 5.2. Thermostat Internals
    3. 5.3. Debugging Multi-Threaded Programs
    4. 5.4. Working With Embedded Target Hardware
    5. Summary
  13. Chapter 6. Device Software Development Platform
    1. 6.1. Adding on to Eclipse
    2. 6.2. Target Management and the Remote System Explorer (RSE)
    3. 6.3. Native Application Builder (NAB)
    4. 6.4. Other DSDP Subprojects
    5. Summary
  14. Chapter 7. Plug-In Development Environment (PDE)
    1. 7.1. Installing the PDE
    2. 7.2. So What Is a Plug-In?
    3. 7.3. Our First Plug-In
    4. 7.4. Building and Exporting a Plug-In
    5. 7.5. Exploring Further
    6. 7.6. Rich Client Platform (RCP)
    7. Summary
    8. Resources
  15. Chapter 8. Eclipse Advanced Features
    1. 8.1. UML
    2. 8.2. CVS
    3. Summary
    4. Resources
  16. Chapter 9. Eclipse-Based Development Products
    1. 9.1. Why Buy It?
    2. 9.2. LynuxWorks—Luminosity
    3. 9.3. MontaVista—DevRocket
    4. 9.4. Wind River—Workbench
    5. Summary
  17. Appendix A. The Eclipse Public License
    1. Open Source Initiative OSI - Eclipse Public License v 1.0
  18. Appendix B. The Embedded Linux Learning Kit