So I've been following an eclipse/AVR plug-in installation walkthrough herehttp://robertcarlsen.net/2009/10/31/arduino-in-eclipse-989
and am hitting a problem immediately.
Installed Eclipse (tried both most recent version Helios and version in walkthrough, Galileo)
Then used "Install New Software" to get, CDT/Eclipse C/C++, Development Tools, and then the AVR plug-in at http://avr-eclipse.sourceforge.net/updatesite/
I've then allowed Eclipse to restart and closed it again and downloaded CrossPack-AVR-20100115 and installed it and opened terminal.app and entered avr-help to confirm those tools are on the system
Restarting Eclipse the walkthrough (and others) then seem to suggest that I should be able to select new c project and "Select Empty Project " under "AVR Cross Target Application" and also find AVR preferences under Eclipse/preferences but ...
Neither are there! No reference to AVR projects in either New Project or preferences! New Project only offers various "Empty Project" or "Hello World" variants under Toolchain: MacOSX GCC. Eclipse appears to be aware of the AVR plug-in as a reinstall through new software says it's already there, there's an AVR icon under About Eclipse and references to it in the details therein and there are various avr named files within the Eclipse application folder.
I've tried lots of variations of clean install/uninstall/manual install/re-boot every step etc etc to no avail!
I'm running MacOSX 10.5.8. Java is up to date. I have an install off Eclipse/FDT elsewhere on the system (an extended version of Eclipse for Flash/ActionScript development) but I can't imagine they're in conflict. I can use normal Arduino IDE without problems btw.
Wassup?! I'd love to use Eclipse to do Arduino programming as it's what I use for my Flash/ActionScript development.