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Step 1: Learn C++
If you don't then I suggest you go to one of these sites and learn C++ first.
The information won't be very useful if you can't practice on an IDE, so give the tutorials a while and see if this really looks like something you want to get into.
Use these or just go to Google and search for "C++ Tutorial"
Step 2: Open a Terminal
Easy mode is the interface that comes default with the EEE PC. The picture below with the orange background is an screenshot.
to get to a terminal just go to the desktop and press: 'Ctrl' + 'Alt' + 'T' (Press keys as though you were typing 'Ctrl + Alt +Del' )
If you are in 'Advanced Mode' then I assume that you are knowledgeable enough to know what it looks like.
Advanced Mode: Go to Start Menu >> Applications >> System >> Console
If you have windows XP then you can't get to a Linux terminal like Xandros can (not
without buying an special crossover)
If you want to create a C++ program on Windows I suggest you get one of the following:
Dev-C++ (A great free editor that works like just about any other Windows App)
Visual C++ express (A Microsoft App that takes forever to download and install)
Step 3: Get G++
This step uses the terminal, use the previously mentioned method to get one up.
First you need to become a super user on your Console.
-> nano /etc/apt/sources.list
now when this file opens you will need to add the following line
deb ftp://ftp.us.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
(This is if you are in the United States)
Then type: 'Ctrl' + 'X'
Next, hit 'Enter' to close what you were just working on and get back to your command line
Back on the command line
after that finishes you need to enter:
-> apt-get install build-essential
Make sure to put a capital Y for yes when the console asks you if you want to continue.
this will install the GCC and G++ compilers needed to program in C or C++
Step 4: Make the Program!
your_program_here is where you put the name of your new program... (don't forget the .cpp)
this opens up a kwrite window
TYPE THAT CODE!
If you decided not to pay attention and did not learn C++, then I'll give you a simple "Hello World" program to test with.
Hello World Program:
(Start at the line under this one)
using namespace std;
main ( )
cout << "Hello World!";
cout << endl;
(End at line above this one)
Hit save and exit kwrite.
back at the terminal type:
->g++ -g -o ./your_final_program_here ./your_original_program_here.cpp
Thanks to annex666 for catching that mistake
your_final_program_here is where you put the name of your final program (its wise to name it the same as your .cpp file)
Let g++ do it thing...(might take a while)
test it by typing:
If it works, close the terminal
If it doesn't, make sure that your terminal is in the same folder as your program.
Then try typing:
(make sure that you type the correct name of your program where 'your_final_program_here'
is and don't add the '.cpp' Executable programs in Linux don't have any extensions.)
The 'clear;' that went in front of your program just scrolls the terminal down so that it appears clean.
Step 5: Edit the Menu
If anyone knows how to put an Icon and a link to the program on easy mode please let me know.
Go to Start Menu >> Applications >> System >> Menu Editor
in the menu editor make a directory for your Programs.
Then under that new directory make a new item.
Call the Item whatever you want in the Name: box
If you want, pick an Icon for your program
Click on the folder icon by the Command: box and select your program.
Select the Radio button labeled "run In Terminal"
To try out your program go to Start Menu >> your new directory >> your new program
There you have It!