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AW: [cdt-dev] As promised, an FAQ start

Hallo,

A short information to your first CDT FAQ information. 

Q: Can I debug remote targets

There is a specific support for remote targets. When you enter the debug
window you can select GdbServer as debugger. Then the window information
changes and you can enter the TCP-IP address and port of your target debug
server or select the serial line.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Best regards

Manfred Neugebauer
Siemens AG, AD ATS 11
90327 Nuernberg-Moorenbrunn
phone 0911-895-3801, fax 0911-895-3715
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           M.W.Neugebauer@xxxxxxxxxxx(private)


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Von: Thomas Fletcher [mailto:ThomasF@xxxxxxx] 
Gesendet: Montag, 7. Juli 2003 19:48
An: 'cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx'
Betreff: [cdt-dev] As promised, an FAQ start

Folks,

  Here is some starter text for the expanded FAQ which we were discussing
last week.
I've deliberately kept some of the replies brief since I would like to
solicit input
rather than putting down things that don't make sense to someone new to the
project.

  There is also no sensible order to it as it stands.

Thomas 

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CDT FAQ

Q: I'm missing some basic C/C++ debugging functionality, where is it hidden?

A: You have to customize your debug perspective to see all C/C++ actions. In

the Debug perspective open "Window"-->"Customize perspective"-->"Other" and 
check the "C/C++ Debug" box. In the latest version it is checked by default.

To customize your views open "Window"-->"Preferences"-->"Debug"-->"Debug 
Action Groups" and check/uncheck the "C/C++ Debug" and "Java Debug" boxes.

Q: I just installed Eclipse and the CDT.  However, CDT does not recognize
the 
existing toolchain [ie Visual Studio, Borland, Watcom, Cygwin, MinGW, GCC, 
etc]. How do I make the CDT recognize these tools?

A: The current CDT doesn't integrate with a specific toolchain, but rather 
integrates with a build command, such as make, nmake, jam ant etc and this 
build command drives the toolchain.  The default build command is make, but 
can be configured as part of the project properties.

Q: I don't understand make and I just have some source I want to compile.  
What do I have to do to get there.

A: ...

Q: What is the default configuration supported by the CDT components?

A: This is a bit of a moving target, but the compiler supported (from an
error 
parsing point of view) is gcc, the debugger interface will work with gdb
5.2.1 
and the default build command is make

Q: Can I debug remote targets 

A:  There is no specific support for downloading and contacting a remote 
target, but these things can be configured in the .gdbinit if the debugger 
is gdb.  The other option is that it is possible to write your own extended 
launch component which will contain the information needed to talk
specifically 
with your target configuration.

Q: Since the debugger is gdb, can I simply access the gdb console?

A: Yes, partially.  The console can be flipped into gdb mode (see the "Show 
Debugger Console" button in the debugger view which does this) and you can 
type in commands at that point.  Doing this can possibly de-synchronize the 
IDE with gdb, so you should be careful to what extent you drive the debugger

using this interface.  

Q: Can I see/log all of the commands which are being driven to gdb?

A: Yes, you can turn on tracing for the debug plugin and it will show you
all 
of the information about what commands are being sent to gdb.  To run with 
tracing:
1. Create a file (for example, .options)
2. Add the following line to it:
 	org.eclipse.cdt.debug.mi.core/debug=true
3. Start Eclipse with
 	-debug "file:<full path>/.options"

Q: I'd like to use this "code assist" functionality, but it doesn't seem to
work 
for me.  I don't get anything showing up when I select CTRL+SPACE in a C/C++

source file

A: Code assist is a work in progress.  Currently for this capability to
work, 
you must enable indexing of the project (which may or may not require the
ctags 
utility).  Once indexing is enabled, the only code completion which is
available 
(other than code templates) is function completion.  As we improve and
further 
develop this function will get better and better.

Q: Is it possible to see global variables?  The variables view shows only
the 
local variables.

A: The "Variables" view displays only local variables and arguments for the 
selected stack frame. You can use the "Add Expression (C/C++)" option to add

a global variable to the "Expressions" view.

Q: Can I see the raw compiler output?  Where is this information placed?

A: The C-Build view is a console which shows all of the activity which
occurs 
once a project's build command is executed.




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