Issues with Installing Eclipse

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    Issues with Installing Eclipse

    I've been trying to install this program for hours... and it still doesn't seem to work. Every tutorial I find assume that you are extremely knowledgeable of how to work eclipses' interface and all of these other things... despite them being beginners tutorials...

    Well my issue is that whenever I try to run the simple Hello World script in Eclipse I get the error:

    "Launch Failed: Binary not found"

    code:
    Code:
    #include <iostream>
    
    using namespace std;
    
    int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    {
    cout << "Hello World" << endl;
    return 0;
    }// end main

    I did everything the tutorials I did find said to do:
    + I installed Eclipse 3.4.2 (ganymede)
    + I added MinGW\bin to PATH
    + I made sure that the CDT plugin was installed
    + I installed MSYS\bin 1.0

    Is there something I'm doing wrong here?

    I haven't even began to learn to program w/ c++ yet because I can never get the IDE to work.
    + I've also tried building the project before I run it... that doesn't help either...
    and most of the time the progress for the building doesn't appear.
    Last edited by nexusgen; 04-13-2009 at 10:18 AM.

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    Just to check: besides adding MinGW directory to path, did you add MinGW\bin to the path? That is where the compiler executable resides.
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    oops my bad I meant the bin... thats what i did add.

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    Eclipse is a bloated, piggy application that was designed for use with Java software development. If you must use an IDE, why not something designed for C++, like Code::Blocks?

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    thanks... i'll try that out =)

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