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Embedded Linux Development Using Eclipse by Doug Abbott

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Chapter 7. Plug-In Development Environment (PDE)

As has been mentioned before, Eclipse is built on the notion of plug-ins that define its functionality beyond the base platform. So in order to extend Eclipse's functionality, you need to create one or more additional plug-ins. As an embedded C developer, you may never need to extend Eclipse, but if you do, this chapter will serve as a starting point.

Perhaps not surprisingly, Eclipse provides a powerful, easy-to-use tool, the Plug-in Development Environment (PDE), to assist in creating new plug-ins. PDE hides many of the excruciating details of plug-in development.

7.1. Installing the PDE

PDE itself is of course a collection of plug-ins that must be downloaded and installed into Eclipse just ...

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