NetBeans_GBA_User_Guide

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NetBeans GBA User Guide This document is intended as a comprehensive guide to three fundamental capabilities: 1. Installing the basic NetBeans Software Development Environment on both Windows and Mac / Unix machines, 2. Customizing NetBeans to allow development of C programs targeted for the Nintendo Gameboy Advanced (GBA) on both Windows and Mac / Linux machines, and 3. Developing programming projects in two modes – either Debug mode in the full NetBeans environment or Release mode targeted for the GBA emulator. 1.0. NetBeans Installation Instructions 1.1. Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 Installation (For Mac/Linux see part 1.2) 1. Go to http://www.netbeans.org/ and press the Download Free NetBeans IDE 7.1 button in the center of the page. Look for the C/C++ column and press the Download button at the bottom. Save and run the file. 2. If you see the message depicted in Figure 1 below continue with step 3. Otherwise skip to step 4. Figure 1 JDK Not Found Error 3. Go to http://www.java.com/ and press the Free Java Download button in the middle of the page. On the next page click the Agree and Start Download button. Once it is finished downloading, run the file and install java using the default settings. Then retry installing NetBeans. 4. You should now be seeing the NetBeans IDE Installer as shown in Figure 2 below. Install NetBeans with the default settings.
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Figure 2 NetBeans Welcome Screen 5. Once NetBeans is installed, go to http://www.cygwin.com/ and press the setup.exe link in the center section of the page. Download and run the setup.exe file. Until you reach the Select Packages page continue through the cygwin install using the default settings. Make sure there are no spaces in the path where Cygwin installs (should be something like C:/cygwin). Select a download site when prompted. Click Ok when a window message titled Setup Alert about your first time installing Cygwin 1.7.x shows up. 6. Once you are on the Select Packages page shown below, make sure to select the following: a. gcc core: Compiler b. gcc g++: C++ compiler c. gdb: The GNU Debugger d. make: the GNU version of the ‘make’ utility . Use the + button next to Devel to reveal the Packages as shown in Figure 3. Click on Skip to change it to the version number to make sure the packages will install. Once you have selected the needed packages select Next. On the next page select Next to accept installing the needed dependencies as well. Finish installing cygwin with the default settings.
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Figure 3 Cygwin Selections 7. Once Cygwin is done installing, you need to add the compiler to your path. a. Open the start menu, right click on My Computer and choose properties as shown in Figure 4.
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Figure 4 Opening My Computer Properties b. If you are on Windows XP select the advanced tab. If you are in Windows Vista or Windows 7 select the Advanced system settings on the left as shown in Figure 5. Figure 5
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