Eclipse

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Eclipse is plugin based IDE for many languages. If you want to use it to develop or compile OpenTTD, you have to install some additional plugins.

Eclipse

While Eclipse was originally intended for Java development, the CDT plugins allow it to be useful for C/C++ development.

C/C++ Development Tools Plugins (CDT)

This plugin is working towards providing a fully functional C and C++ Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for the Eclipse platform.

Eclipse 4.x
  • Existing (non CDT) Eclipse installation
    • Start Eclipse, go to the Help menu->Install New Software ...
    • Refer to https://eclipse.org/cdt/downloads.php for the latest repository
    • Enter the repository from previous step into the 'Work with' field of Eclipse's Install dialog, press enter.
    • Select 'C/C++ Development Tools' from the 'CDT Main Features' category, click Next
    • Click 'Finish' on the Install Details page.
    • Allow installation to complete and click Yes on the Eclipse restart dialog.
Eclipse 3.x
  • Existing (non CDT) Eclipse installation
    • Start Eclipse, go to the Help menu->Software Updates->Find and install.
    • Select "Search for new features to install".
    • Select "Callisto Discovery Site" ("Europa Discovery Site" for 3.3), leave "Ignore features not applicable to this environment" checked and press Next.
    • Select any server and press Ok.
    • Goto "Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools" and check the last version of CDT (currently CDT 4.0.3) and click Next
    • Accept the license and press Finish.
    • Follow the dialog prompts, and restart Eclipse. That's all there is to it!
  • If there are any problems downloading, you can get the plugin as a zip file from http://www.eclipse.org/cdt/

Subclipse

This plugin adds Subversion integration to the Eclipse IDE.

Eclipse 4.x
  • Start Eclipse, go to the Help menu->Install New Software ...
  • Enter the following update site into the 'Work with' field of Eclipse's Install dialog, press enter.
    https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/releases/subclipse/latest/
  • Select the 'Subclipse' category and children, click Next
  • Click 'Next' on the Install Details page.
  • Accept the license terms and click Finish.
  • Accept the unsigned content warning when presented.
  • Allow installation to complete and click Yes on the Eclipse restart dialog.
With Eclipse 3.x
  • Start Eclipse, go to the Help menu->Software Updates->Find and install. Then add the update site
    https://dl.bintray.com/subclipse/archive/release/1.12.x/
  • Obey the dialog prompts, and restart Eclipse. That's all there is to it!
  • if something goes wrong, check this out https://github.com/subclipse/subclipse/wiki

C/C++ compiler

To compile OpenTTD on Windows you also need to [install] a MinGW

See also

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