I have just downloaded the latest version (Oxygen, Release 4.7.0) of the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ Developers, and would like to use it to build and run Emacs from source, which I have downloaded from the Emacs Git repository into ~/emacs/ (it's Emacs version 26.0.50).

I've never used Eclipse before nor built/run Emacs from source before.

I run macOS, the latest version (Sierra, v. 10.12.6).

  • Isn't that an Eclipse CDT related question about importing existing projects? – jue Jul 21 '17 at 15:37
  • @jue: Where would be a good place to post this question? – Evan Aad Jul 21 '17 at 15:38
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    Anyways, it looks like Emacs source code uses autotools. With this info, you should have a look here: wiki.eclipse.org/Linux_Tools_Project/Autotools/User_Guide . But then: why use Eclipse, if you get Emacs after one build process? :) – jue Jul 21 '17 at 15:48
  • @jue. Thanks. What do you mean by "why use Eclipse, if you get Emacs after one build process? :)" Do mean why not use Emacs as the IDE? – Evan Aad Jul 21 '17 at 15:53
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    I don't see a reason to do that. It's more work than extracting the tarball, running ./configure, make and make install. The worst thing that can happen is that you'll need to get some header files to compile it. – user12563 Jul 21 '17 at 17:28

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