C/C++ IDE support for HotSpot

Stanislav Smirnov stanislav.smirnov at oracle.com
Wed Mar 22 15:02:25 UTC 2017

Hi Mikael,

why do not you try NetBeans that has openjdk project support out of the box?

Best regards,
Stanislav Smirnov

> On 22 Mar 2017, at 17:21, Mikael Gerdin <mikael.gerdin at oracle.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've finally grown tired of manually setting up a hand crafted Eclipse CDT configuration for the JVM sources and decided to share my progress towards improving the overall situation for JVM developers.
> To achieve better IDE support without having to add project generators for all different kinds of past or future IDEs I've decided to try to leverage CMake to do project generation.
> The idea is to have the JDK build system generate a CMakeLists.txt describing all the include paths and definitions required by an IDE to interpret the sources correctly.
> Several modern IDEs natively support CMake but we can also rely on the fact that the CMake build system has the ability to generate projects for a number of different IDEs. For information about which generators CMake supports see
> https://cmake.org/cmake/help/v3.5/manual/cmake-generators.7.html
> for your CMake version.
> To try this out check out (heh) my branch "JDK-8177329-cmake-branch" in the jdk10/sandbox forest:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk10/sandbox/branches
> So far I've only made changes in the toplevel and hotspot repositories.
> I've written a short readme in the repo:
> http://hg.openjdk.java.net/jdk10/sandbox/raw-file/JDK-8177329-cmake-branch/README-cmake.html
> It would be great if people tried this out to see if it works on their setup but I don't expect it to work on Windows without changing the makefile to do path conversion.
> If we can make this work properly then perhaps we can get rid of the Visual Studio generator and rely on CMake to generate VS projects.
> It would also be great if someone from build-dev could give me some hints about how to do the file writing and "vardeps" thing properly.
> Thanks
> /Mikael

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