So, I forked a github project and would like to try working on it in Eclipse and EGit. The problem is that the project wasn't originally developed on Eclipse, so none of the Eclipse makefile or build information is present. Is there a way to force a generation of the makefiles so I can build or is there a better way to import the project with a pre-made project or something?
It uses cmake. If I use the project's makefile, however, I imagine Eclipse wouldn't be able to add new files to the project automatically? (ie: I'd have to put them in manually). Would this be just creating a 'makefile project' and importing the github project into it?
Thanks for the kick in the right direction. What I ended up doing was File->New->Other. Selecting: C++->Makefile Project with Existing Code and completing the dialog (I had to select the git information already downloaded). The problem now was that Eclipse was trying to build traditional makefile projects, but I came across this wiki (per your suggestion to do a google search) and went with option 1: it worked like a charm. Thanks! This was all very helpful!