MinGW can be installed Automatically or Manually. I’ll stick for now with manual for the purpose of this tutorial.
- Download and run the latest mingw-get-inst version.
- Select the directory to install MinGW, remembering the advice given above that the path to this directory should not contain any spaces.
- Don’t forget to add the C++ Compiler and If you need others. Select the optional components to be installed, including the C++, Fortran, Objective-C, and Ada compilers and MSYS.
Wait GUI installer to download and run the mingw-get CLI installer to install GCC. Note that make and gdb are installed automatically by the GUI installer.
Add C:\MinGW\bin; (or wherever else you’ve installed to) to the PATH environment variable by:
- System control panel -> Advanced tab -> Environment Variables
Start Eclipse. Start a new C++ Program:
File -> New -> C++ Application
Give your app whatever name you’d like; For project type choose: Executable -> Hello World C++ Project and toolchain (MinGW GCC) and click Finish.
Your new project opens in Eclipse. you can:
and then click the play button or:
To see your first hello world c++ application in action!
Watch the Eclipse console for the results 😉