SDK and Carbide.c++ installation guide

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SDK and Carbide.c++ installation guide

Numerous times users come up with queries and doubts about the installation procedure of SDK and Carbide C++ (DIBO has lot of them). This guide will help in clarifying the steps.

The procedure

1. Download appropriate SDK based on platform required, such as S60 and 2nd or 3rd edition etc.

2. Install Active Perl version 5.6.1 build 638 only, which is downloaded from here. Make sure you install version, not the latest 5.8xxx. Be sure to also add ";c:\Perl\bin" to the PATH environment variable (there is also an option for this during installation but you might need to add it manually).

3. Download Carbide 2.0 Carbide.C++ 2.0 Now supported Vista without adjustments. You can use OEM version WITHOUT needing to buy a license. There will be people still using version 1.3 and therefore need the information below. New users and those with new projects should start using Carbide version 2.0 and the official Vista patches for S60 5th Edition. Follow the preparation instructions for Carbide v1.3 for Vista below and finally install Carbide.C++ 2.0

Things to be remembered

The next things to remember are

1. Install all the components with defaults ( well for at least your helloworld code) , later you can go advance

2. Install all the components to C: drive , usually it gets installed at two locations

   1. C:\Symbian 2. Program Files\Nokia

Install order

Install all the components in following order

1. Install Active Perl first (SDK requires ActivePerl to be installed) 
2. Install SDK
3. Install Carbide.C++

If your system is clean and free from viruses and not having problems with system dlls, everything will go smoothly and you will be able to start using SDK as well as Carbide C++

Here after additional plugins can be installed, such as Open C/C++.

Common Problems

1. Antivirus generating false positive for certain dlls as virus. 2. Installation of Components to other drives and directories than the defaults.

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