Eclipse based engine for ppc64el programming

IBM Software Development Kit for Linux on Power (IBM-SDK-LOP) is a flavor of the Eclipse IDE customized for ppc64el programming. It allows every developer to create applications for POWER architecture straight from their personal desktops.

It brings the Migration Advisor plugin, created to help port code from x86_64 to ppc64el, Source Code Analyzer, and several profiles from IBM and the community, such as CPI and FDPR.

Users can also take full advantage of the development power of the SDK engine by using the IBM Advance Toolchain compiler, also freely distributed.

In case you want to give them a try, follow the steps described below.

  1. Configure the IBM Advance Toolchain compiler repository by downloading
    and importing the gpg public key:
   $ wget

   $ sudo apt-key add B346CA20.gpg.key

2. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list file:

On amd64:
 deb [arch=amd64] trusty sdk

On ppc64el:
 deb trusty sdk

3. Update your repos:

   $ sudo apt-get update

4. Install the IBM SDK for Linux on Power:

   $ sudo apt-get install ibm-sdk-lop

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