Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Developer Guide

An introduction to application development tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6


Jacquelynn East

Red Hat Customer Content Services

Don Domingo

Red Hat Customer Content Services

Robert Krátký

Red Hat Customer Content Services

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This document describes the different features and utilities that make Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 an ideal enterprise platform for application development. It focuses on Eclipse as an end-to-end integrated development environment (IDE), but also includes command line tools and other utilities outside Eclipse.
1. Eclipse Development Environment
1.1. Starting an Eclipse project
1.2. Eclipse User Interface
1.2.1. The Quick Access Menu
1.2.2. Keyboard Shortcuts
1.2.3. Customize Perspective
1.3. Editing C/C++ Source Code in Eclipse
1.3.1. libhover Plug-in
1.4. Editing Java Source Code in Eclipse
1.5. Eclipse RPM Building
1.6. Eclipse Documentation
2. Collaborating
2.1. Concurrent Versions System (CVS)
2.1.1. Installing and Configuring CVS
2.1.2. Creating a New Repository
2.1.3. Checking Out a Working Copy
2.1.4. Adding and Deleting Files
2.1.5. Viewing Changes
2.1.6. Committing Changes
2.1.7. Updating a Working Copy
2.1.8. Additional Resources
2.2. Apache Subversion (SVN)
2.2.1. Installing and Configuring Subversion
2.2.2. Creating a New Repository
2.2.3. Checking Out a Working Copy
2.2.4. Adding, Renaming, and Deleting Files
2.2.5. Viewing Changes
2.2.6. Committing Changes
2.2.7. Updating a Working Copy
2.2.8. Additional Resources
2.3. Git
2.3.1. Installing and Configuring Git
2.3.2. Creating a New Repository
2.3.3. Cloning an Existing Repository
2.3.4. Adding, Renaming, and Deleting Files
2.3.5. Viewing Changes
2.3.6. Committing Changes
2.3.7. Sharing Changes
2.3.8. Updating a Repository
2.3.9. Additional Resources
3. Libraries and Runtime Support
3.1. Version Information
3.2. Compatibility
3.2.1. Static Linking
3.3. Library and Runtime Details
3.3.1. compat-glibc
3.3.2. The GNU C++ Standard Library
3.3.3. Boost
3.3.4. Qt
3.3.5. KDE Development Framework
3.3.6. GNOME Power Manager
3.3.7. NSS Shared Databases
3.3.8. Python
3.3.9. Java
3.3.10. Ruby
3.3.11. Perl
4. Compiling and Building
4.1. GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)
4.1.1. GCC Status and Features
4.1.2. Language Compatibility
4.1.3. Object Compatibility and Interoperability
4.1.4. Backwards Compatibility Packages
4.1.5. Previewing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 compiler features on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
4.1.6. Running GCC
4.1.7. GCC Documentation
4.2. Distributed Compiling
4.3. Autotools
4.3.1. Autotools Plug-in for Eclipse
4.3.2. Configuration Script
4.3.3. Autotools Documentation
4.4. Eclipse Built-in Specfile Editor
4.5. CDT in Eclipse
4.5.1. Managed Make Project
4.5.2. Standard Make Project
4.5.3. Autotools Project
4.6. build-id Unique Identification of Binaries
4.7. Software Collections and scl-utils
5. Debugging
5.1. ELF Executable Binaries
5.2. Installing Debuginfo Packages
5.2.1. Installing Debuginfo Packages for Core Files Analysis
5.3. GDB
5.3.1. Simple GDB
5.3.2. Running GDB
5.3.3. Conditional Breakpoints
5.3.4. Forked Execution
5.3.5. Debugging Individual Threads
5.3.6. Alternative User Interfaces for GDB
5.3.7. GDB Documentation
5.4. Variable Tracking at Assignments
5.5. Python Pretty-Printers
5.6. Debugging C/C++ Applications with Eclipse
6. Profiling
6.1. Valgrind
6.1.1. Valgrind Tools
6.1.2. Using Valgrind
6.1.3. Valgrind Plug-in for Eclipse
6.1.4. Valgrind Documentation
6.2. OProfile
6.2.1. OProfile Tools
6.2.2. Using OProfile
6.2.3. OProfile Plug-in For Eclipse
6.2.4. OProfile Documentation
6.3. SystemTap
6.3.1. SystemTap Compile Server
6.3.2. SystemTap Support for Unprivileged Users
6.3.3. SSL and Certificate Management
6.3.4. SystemTap Documentation
6.4. Performance Counters for Linux (PCL) Tools and perf
6.4.1. Perf Tool Commands
6.4.2. Using Perf
6.5. ftrace
6.5.1. Using ftrace
6.5.2. ftrace Documentation
7. Red Hat Developer Toolset
7.1. What is Red Hat Developer Toolset?
7.2. What Does Red Hat Developer Toolset Offer?
7.3. Platform Compatibility
7.4. Additional Resources
8. Red Hat Software Collections
8.1. What is Red Hat Software Collections?
8.2. What Does Red Hat Software Collections Offer?
8.3. Which Platforms Are Supported?
8.4. How to Use Red Hat Software Collections?
8.5. How to Deploy Applications That Use Red Hat Software Collections?
8.6. Additional Resources
9. Documentation Tools
9.1. Doxygen
9.1.1. Doxygen Supported Output and Languages
9.1.2. Getting Started
9.1.3. Running Doxygen
9.1.4. Documenting the Sources
9.1.5. Resources
A. Appendix
A.1. mallopt
B. Revision History