Eclipse Project Team Improves C/C++ Development with CDT 1.2 Release

10/22/2003 - The code base for the Eclipse Project was further enriched, thanks to contributions released by the Eclipse C/C++ Development Tools (CDT) project team.

The CDT 1.2 release includes several enhancements to the C/C++ integrated development environment for the Eclipse platform, such as improved editing, parsing, navigation, code assistance, and build support. Developers can also take advantage of improved capabilities for the CDT debugger, including the ability to create deferred breakpoints, and support for the latest version of the GNU debugger (gdb).

"This release is a testament to the cooperation and contribution of CDT members toward establishing an excellent foundation for C/C++ development in Eclipse," said Sebastien Marineau-Mes, senior software architect at QNX Software Systems and project leader for the CDT. "While the popularity of Eclipse continues to grow, the CDT project in particular has made tremendous strides in becoming the most advanced platform for C/C++ IDE development in the embedded market."

The Eclipse C/C++ Development Platform has already been integrated into commercial IDEs such as the QNX Momentics development suite, TimeSys TimeStorm, Tensilica's Xtensa Xplorer, and will be part of Red Hat's Enterprise Linux offerings.

"IBM is proud to be a part of the Eclipse team that achieved this latest milestone for CDT," said Sky Matthews, manager of product management at IBM. "CDT 1.2's enhanced features and functionality provide developers with access to technology that is capable of supporting C/C++ development in a production environment."

Contributing members of the CDT project include QNX Software Systems, IBM, Red Hat, TimeSys, and Tensilica. CDT 1.2 is compatible with the core Eclipse release 2.1, and is supported on developer workstations running Windows, Linux, QNX Neutrino, and Solaris. The CDT 1.2 release is available immediately for download from the Eclipse website:

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