[vtkusers] VTK and Eclipse
Steve M. Robbins
steven.robbins at videotron.ca
Tue Jun 7 21:32:40 EDT 2005
On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 11:11:29AM -0400, Lauren Cohen wrote:
> I'm a new user to VTK, and I am attempting to develop C++ and/or Java
> applications with it using the Eclipse IDE. The user's guide suggests to
> compile binaries from the source code using CMake before beginning to program;
> however, though Borland and MS Visual C++ compilers are represented in CMake,
> Eclipse is not. Has anyone encountered such a problem before, and how would one
> go about compiling or otherwise acquiring binaries?
I've used Eclipse to write VTK-based programs in java. There are two
steps to the process.
1. Acquire VTK binaries: the libraries and vtk.jar. I built mine for
linux with GCC. I imagine it would work equally well to install
pre-built binaries from the website or CD.
2. Tell eclipse where to find them. For the jar, I simply set it
as an "external jar" in the eclipse project "build path" options.
For the libraries, I simply set LD_LIBRARY_PATH before running eclipse.
I imagine that there's an analogous procedure on windows.
Hope this helps,
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