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authorDoug Schaefer2010-06-02 11:56:50 -0400
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<p>Depending on how you obtained the CDT, you might have also received
a toolchain with a built-in CDT integration.
-However, if you downloaded the CDT from an update site, then you will require a toolchain before
+However, if you downloaded the CDT from the Eclipse repository, then you will require a toolchain before
you can build and debug any projects.</p>
-<p>The base CDT supports integration with the GNU toolchain.
+<p>The standard CDT supports integration with the GNU toolchain.
This includes GNU's make, gcc compiler, and gdb debugger utilities.
If you require a toolchain to build software for your development host, this
is the best choice to get started.
<p>Each platform that runs the CDT requires different steps to acquire this toolchain.</p>
-<h3>Linux</h3>
-<p>All Linux distributions include the GNU toolchain. They may not, however, be installed by default.
-For instructions about installing the GNU toolchain for Linux, see the instructions for your particular distribution.</p>
-
<h3>Windows</h3>
-<p>For windows, MinGW, and Cygwin are the two main choices for acquiring the GNU toolchain:</p>
+<p>For windows, MinGW and Cygwin are the two main platform choices for acquiring the GNU toolchain.
+It is important to understand the difference between them.
+Cygwin produces executables that use the Cygwin POSIX runtime. Note this runtime is GPL licensed.
+MinGW produces native Windows executables that do not require a separate runtime.</p>
<ul>
-<li><a href="http://www.cygwin.com"><strong>Cygwin</strong></a> is a port of the Linux environment to Windows.
-It provides a compatibility layer in a set of DLLs. These DLLs are
-<a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html">GPL licensed</a>,
-making any code that links to them also subject to the GPL.
-Cygwin, however, does provide the fullest implementation of the GNU toolchain
-by supporting the GNU libc C runtime library.
-<p> <br></p>
-</li>
-<li><p><a href="http://www.mingw.org"><strong>MinGW</strong></a> is a port of the GNU toolchain to the Windows platform.
-The biggest difference over Cygwin is that MinGW uses the Windows C runtime libraries (mscvrt) instead
-of GNU's libc. As a result, a compatibility layer is not required, thus avoiding the GPL issues
-with Cygwin. There are differences, though, between the Windows and GNU C runtime libraries that will make
-writing portable applications more difficult.</p>
-<br>
-<p>However, MinGW provides the best integration support with the CDT
-due to it's direct support for the Windows environment.</p>
-
-<h4>Manual Installation (Recommended)</h4>
-Follow the instructions under the Manual Installation section in <a href="http://www.mingw.org/wiki/Getting_Started">Getting Started</a>.
-
-<h4>Automated Installer (Deprecated)</h4>
-<p>The following are instructions and links on how to install the old version
-of MinGW (GCC 3). Note that these links may become inaccurate over time as new versions of
-MinGW components are introduced. Please check the
-<a href="http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=2435">
-MinGW File Release</a> section for the latest versions.</p>
-<br>
-<ol>
- <li>Download and run the MinGW setup program,
- <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MinGW-5.1.3.exe">MinGW-5.1.3.exe</a>.
- <li>Select download and install the MinGW base tools and the g++ compiler.
- You may select the Current or Candidate version of these tools.
- You may also install any of the other available compilers as well.
- <p><strong>Do not install the MinGW Make feature</strong> as the MSYS version of make from step 5
- is a more complete implementation of make.</p></li>
- <li>The MinGW setup program currently does not install the gdb debugger.
- To install the debugger, download the file from the following location:
- <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/gdb-6.6.tar.bz2">gdb-6.6.tar.bz2</a>
- <li>Extract the contents of the file gdb-6.6.tar.bz2 to the same location where you installed MinGW.</li>
- <li>If you want to use Makefile projects, download and run the setup program from the following location:
- <a href="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/mingw/MSYS-1.0.10.exe">MSYS-1.0.10.exe</a>.
- MSYS provides an implementation of make and related command line tools.
- This is not required for other types of projects with the MinGW toolchain,
- which use CDT's internal build tools to perform the build.</li>
-</ol>
+<li><p>For <strong>MinGW</strong>, the recommended method to get the toolchain is to install it
+from the Wascana project at Eclipse Labs,
+<a href="http://www.eclipselabs.org/p/wascana">http://www.eclipselabs.org/p/wascana</a>.
+Wascana includes the MinGW toolchain as well as a number of open source libraries that can be used
+for Windows development.
+See the Wascana site for installation instructions.</p><br>
+<p>As an alternative, the MinGW site itself, <a href="http://www.mingw.org">http://www.mingw.org</a>
+also has an installer. The CDT will find that install if it is placed in the default C:\MinGW
+directory.</p></li><br>
+<li><p><strong>Cygwin</strong> can be install from the Cygwin site at
+<a href="http://www.cygwin.com">http://www.cygwin.com</a>. You need to manually select
+the gcc, gdb, and make packages to install the toolchain.</p></li>
</ul>
+<h3>Linux</h3>
+<p>All Linux distributions include the GNU toolchain. They may not, however, be installed by default.
+For instructions about installing the GNU toolchain for Linux, see the instructions for your particular distribution.</p>
+
<h3>Mac OS X</h3>
-The Apple GNU toolchain is included in Xcode available at <a href="http://developer.apple.com/">Apple's Developer Website</a>.
+The CDT supports the Apple GNU toolchain is included in with the Xcode IDE. It can be downloaded
+from the Apple's Developer Website, <a href="http://developer.apple.com/">http://developer.apple.com</a>
<h3>Other Platforms</h3>
<p>The GNU toolchain is supported on all platforms that the CDT supports. For instructions about installing the GNU toolchain

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