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Eclipse vs. Platform vs SDK: what is the difference? [message #900160] Sat, 04 August 2012 19:29 Go to next message
Chris Stankevitz is currently offline Chris Stankevitz
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Hello,

I just downloaded the 3.8 targz. I unzipped it, launched, immediately went to Help | Install New Software. For "Work with" I selected "The Eclipse Project Updates - http://download.eclipse.org/eclipse/updates/3.8".

I am presented with a list of items with checkboxes. I really have no idea what any of them mean as they all use acronyms I never heard of. Which, if any, should I install? Please see attached.

The ones I find particularly confusing are:

"Eclipse Platform" -- What is an "eclipse platform" and don't I have it already?

"Eclipse Platform SDK" -- same question

"Eclipse SDK" -- same question

Thank you for your help. And if you can "teach me to fish" by referring me to a documentation site, please do, I'd be happy to read more about these platforms and sdks.

Thank you,

Chris

PS: My ultimate goal is to write c++ code with eclipse which will require me to install something called the CDT.
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Re: Eclipse vs. Platform vs SDK: what is the difference? [message #900217 is a reply to message #900160] Sun, 05 August 2012 17:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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On 08/04/2012 01:29 PM, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I just downloaded the 3.8 targz.
>
> [snip]
>
> PS: My ultimate goal is to write c++ code with eclipse which will require me to install something called the CDT.

Save yourself some trouble. Download Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers as
a place to start. Then, check out the Eclipse CDT forum for help (per
sticky posts at top of this forum).
Re: Eclipse vs. Platform vs SDK: what is the difference? [message #900366 is a reply to message #900217] Mon, 06 August 2012 16:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Chris Stankevitz is currently offline Chris Stankevitz
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Russell Bateman wrote on Sun, 05 August 2012 13:06
On 08/04/2012 01:29 Save yourself some trouble. Download Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers as
a place to start. Then, check out the Eclipse CDT forum for help (per
sticky posts at top of this forum).


Hello,

Thank you for your reply. I am following instructions in the CDT forum to fix an issue. They suggested I try eclipse 3.8, which is unnamed, and manually install the CDT.

However, I am willing to ditch their advice and take yours if you could answer these questions regarding Eclipse's software installer:

"Eclipse Platform" -- What is an "eclipse platform" and don't I have it already?

"Eclipse Platform SDK" -- same question

"Eclipse SDK" -- same question

Thank you!

Chris
Re: Eclipse vs. Platform vs SDK: what is the difference? [message #900368 is a reply to message #900366] Mon, 06 August 2012 17:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell Bateman
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Location: Provo, Utah, USA
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On 8/6/2012 10:36 AM, Chris Stankevitz wrote:
> Russell Bateman wrote on Sun, 05 August 2012 13:06
>> On 08/04/2012 01:29 Save yourself some trouble. Download Eclipse IDE
>> for C/C++ Developers as a place to start. Then, check out the Eclipse
>> CDT forum for help (per sticky posts at top of this forum).
>
>
> Hello,
>
> Thank you for your reply. I am following instructions in the CDT forum
> to fix an issue. They suggested I try eclipse 3.8, which is unnamed,
> and manually install the CDT.
>
> However, I am willing to ditch their advice and take yours if you could
> answer these questions regarding Eclipse's software installer:
>
> "Eclipse Platform" -- What is an "eclipse platform" and don't I have it
> already?
>
> "Eclipse Platform SDK" -- same question
>
> "Eclipse SDK" -- same question
>
> Thank you!
>
> Chris

I'm sure they have more accurate information than I do. Conventional
wisdom is to take the Eclipse package that comes closest to what you
want to do, then use Help -> Install New Software to add what's missing.
There may be some problem with this approach specifically in 3.8. The
Eclipse CDT forum should be the last word for C/C++ development in Eclipse.

I'm not certain of the terminology. The platform would surely be Eclipse
IDE for C/C++ Developers. However, what they mean by SDK I don't know.

My original answer was to steer you toward the right forum and tell you
that one of the Eclipse packages should already have most of what you
need--a total newcomers' answer. And, you're question had sat unanswered
by any more C-ish responders.

Best of luck.
Re: Eclipse vs. Platform vs SDK: what is the difference? [message #900409 is a reply to message #900366] Mon, 06 August 2012 21:45 Go to previous message
Thomas Schindl is currently offline Thomas Schindl
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Am 06.08.12 18:36, schrieb Chris Stankevitz:
> Russell Bateman wrote on Sun, 05 August 2012 13:06
>> On 08/04/2012 01:29 Save yourself some trouble. Download Eclipse IDE
>> for C/C++ Developers as a place to start. Then, check out the Eclipse
>> CDT forum for help (per sticky posts at top of this forum).
>
>
> Hello,
>
> Thank you for your reply. I am following instructions in the CDT forum
> to fix an issue. They suggested I try eclipse 3.8, which is unnamed,
> and manually install the CDT.
>
> However, I am willing to ditch their advice and take yours if you could
> answer these questions regarding Eclipse's software installer:
>
> "Eclipse Platform" -- What is an "eclipse platform" and don't I have it
> already?
>
> "Eclipse Platform SDK" -- same question

Core and UI-Framework e.g. to build RCP applications

>
> "Eclipse SDK" -- same question
>

Eclipse Platform SDK + JDT + PDE

Tom
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