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Eclipse for Visual Studio C++ Developers

Jul 21, 2009, 22:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Casperson)

[ Thanks to mcasperson for this link. ]

"I recently began work on an SDL application that I was determined would run under Linux. I'm quite proficient in Visual Studio, but was at a loss when it came to Linux IDE's. In the end I settled for Eclipse (I had used it already as under the guise of the Flex Builder). This tutorial shows where some of the basic settings for Eclipse and Visual Studio are to get Visual Studio C++ developers up and running with Eclipse quickly.

"In Visual Studio you have solutions, and solutions contain projects. A solution is really just a *.sln file containing information on the location of the projects it hosts.

"A workspace is the Eclipse equivalent to Visual Studios solution. A workspace is a folder that contains a .metadata folder. This .metadata folder contains the details of the projects contained in the workspace.

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