First make sure that you have Java runtime environment (Java JRE) installed. You can download Java from Oracle. After then download Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers from Eclipse’s homepage. Be sure to select the same bit version than your JRE.
To continue browse to the folder where you downloaded Eclipse and unzip the file there. Now you have a folder called eclipse. You can just browse to that folder and double click eclipse.exe to start Eclipse. However, before doing that you may like to move the eclipse folder some other place (away from your download directory) and then make a shortcut to eclipse.exe.
That was all about the installation of Eclipse.
Eclipse stores your projects in a folder called a workspace. You may have several workspaces around your hard disk. Each time you start Eclipse the location of the workspace has been asked. If you like to work in one workspace only, check the box that says Use this as the default and do not ask again.
When Eclipse has been started, change the perspective from Java to C/C++ by clicking the Open perspective icon from the right upper corner. Then select C/C++ and press OK.
It is also good idea to use UTF-8 text file encoding and Unix style new text file line delimiter (Aery32 Framework uses these settings). You can change these preferences globally for the workspace you are working from Window / Preferences. From the left-hand side list select General / Workspace.
Lastly get rid of the welcome screen by closing it. You can open it again, if you like from Help / Welcome
Import Aery32 Framework as a Makefile project¶
Aery32 Framework can be imported into Eclipse as a Makefile project. Start by creating a new project File / New / Makefile Project ..., or press Alt-Shift-N.
Browse to the location of Aery32 Framework by using Browse... button. Eclipse will name the project according to the directory, but you can change it whatever you like. It is important to choose <none> for the Toolchain for Indexer.
Now you have a project created and you can open e.g. the main.cpp from the Project Explorer. Right-hand side you have panels for the source file Outline and the project Make Targets.
Setting Paths and Symbols¶
To get Eclipse indexer working with the AVR32 Toolchain and Aery32 include files, you have to set up paths and symbols. Open Project / Properties and then C/C++ General / Paths and Symbols. Add the following include paths. When you are adding the aery32 include path be sure to check Is a workspace path box too.
Next open Symbols tab and add the following symbols.
Setting Makefile targets¶
Makefile targets can be added from the right-hand side panel. Here I have added all targets needed for compiling and programming the board along additional supportive targets. You can run the target by double clicking it.