prc-eclipse - Eclipse for Palm OS®

Screenshot of prc-eclipseprc-eclipse is an Eclipse plugin that provides support for the GNU based PalmOS development tools, prc-tools. prc-eclipse is free software licenced under the Common Public Licence.

The plugin provides two useful features. The first is to allow the use of the Eclipse graphical debugger interface instead of the textual gdb interface. The second is (searchable) access to PalmSource's extensive on-line help through Eclipse's built in help system. These combine with the C/C++ Development Tools to make a powerful development environment.

My TZones application is developed using prc-eclipse and I will be updating this plugin if this work brings any problems to my attention. Note that the screenshot on the right of a development version, at present the released version has a hardcoded GDB Target (palmos) and can only be used with POSE.

Most of the credit for this work should go not to me but to the great team working on CDT. To my mind the trivial nature of this plugin demonstates the quality of the framework that has already been laid down.

Release Announcements

So you want to keep up to date with the latest prc-eclipse releases do you? Coming back to this page every month or two sounds too much like hard work? If you answered yes to both questions you might like to know that all new releases will be announced on, if you subscribe to prc-eclipse then the crew at freshmeat will make sure you are kept bang up-to-date without you having to do anything more energetic than read your e-mail.

News Flash

prc-eclipse has recently been tested on the upcoming C/C++ Development Tools 2.0 release. prc-eclipse 0.3.0 works withouth modification. Note that CDT 2.0 M9 has serious bugs in the Standard Make Project support that make it very difficult to use, use a recent overnight build instead.

Plugin Distribution

To install prc-eclipse simply unzip the distribution and copy the contents of eclipse/plugins into <eclipse-root>/plugins. For more information see the online help, click Help > Help Contents from within eclipse.