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JAVA instead of C++ [SOLVED] [message #1818306] Thu, 12 December 2019 08:43 Go to next message
James Elliott is currently offline James ElliottFriend
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Registered: December 2019
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I have enrolled in an online Udemy course to learn C++ and following the tutor's advice, and instructions, I successfully installed Eclipse, including some add-ons from the Marketplace, and the g++ compiler (I am using a Linux computer - Linux Mint 19).

Everything seemed to be working fine, so I went back to the tutorial to create a "Hello World" program. However, when instructed to open a new C+ + project I found I only had the option to open a new Java project. Indeed, my Eclipse Welcome screen is titled: "Welcome to the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers"

What have I done wrong?
How do I put it right? ( and get an IDE I can use for C++ ? )

Many thanks,

James.

[Updated on: Tue, 17 December 2019 00:05]

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Re: JAVA instead of C++ [message #1818317 is a reply to message #1818306] Thu, 12 December 2019 12:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Emmanuel Chebbi is currently offline Emmanuel ChebbiFriend
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Hi,

When you are on the Downloads page you have to click on "Packages" to display the list of Eclipse IDE variants. From there you can download the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ variant.

As a side note, CDT, which is the plug-in that provides support for C/C++ can be added to any Eclipse IDE installation with the Help > Install new Software... menu. Details on CDT's download page.
Re: JAVA instead of C++ [message #1818471 is a reply to message #1818306] Tue, 17 December 2019 00:03 Go to previous message
James Elliott is currently offline James ElliottFriend
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Thank you - that worked!

I will try and find my way back to my original post and mark is "[SOLVED

James
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