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Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse by Doug Abbott

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Chapter 3. Getting Started

3.1. Start Eclipse

Start in your home directory. There are three ways to start Eclipse, indeed to start any program under Linux running a graphical desktop environment:

  • In a shell window, execute <path_to_eclipse>eclipse.
  • In a file manager window, double-click the eclipse executable.
  • Click on a custom launch button in the toolbar.

Eclipse always begins by asking you to select a workspace (Figure 3.1). The default workspace is the directory workspace/ under your home directory. If the directory doesn't exist, Eclipse will create it. If this is likely to be the only workspace you use, check the Use this as the default and do not ask again box to bypass this dialog.

Figure 3.1. Workspace dialog.

If the workspace did ...

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