Migrate from IDE 4.0.1 to IDE 5.0 (SDP 6.6.0)

About migrating

When you migrate your workspace and projects from IDE 4.0.1 (SDP 6.3.2) to IDE 5.0 (SDP 6.6.0), there are two areas that require updating: your workspace and the migration of your existing projects.

Migrate your workspace

Your workspace is automatically upgraded the first time you launch the new IDE. This process is entirely automated and can't be prevented.

Note: If you need to revert to an older version of the IDE, be sure to read the Reverting to an older version of the IDE section.

You might receive an error message during this process with the following text:

Could not restore Workbench layout.
Reason: Problems occurred restoring workbench.

This message is caused by internal changes to many of the perspectives commonly used for C/C++ development. You can safely ignore this error.

To prevent this error from being displayed when you load the IDE (and to prevent a similar error when you exit the IDE):
  1. Switch to the IDE workbench, if necessary.
  2. Choose Window > Reset Perspective from the menu.
  3. Switch to each of your open perspectives, and repeat step 2.
Note: This error reappears later if you open a perspective that's currently closed, but that had been used at some point in the older IDE. Use this same process to remove the error message.

Resetting the existing perspectives also gives you full access to all of the new features available in views that were open in those perspectives.

Note the following:

Note: Many project options have changed from the QNX Momentics Development Suite version 6.3.x (and earlier) to QNX SDP 6.6. Although the conversion process attempts to maintain configuration options, you should verify your individual project files to make sure any new settings have been initialized to the values you want.

Migrate your projects

Like your existing workspace, your projects are automatically upgraded to take advantage of the new IDE, except for managed make projects.

Note: If you want to use any of your existing managed make projects created in earlier versions of the IDE in QNX Momentics IDE version 4.0, these projects can't automatically be converted. You'll need to create a new managed make project in QNX Momentics IDE version 5.0 for each project you want to convert, and then copy the source code directly to the new project.

To complete the migration of your projects to the new IDE:

If your project is a QNX C/C++ project:
  1. Select QNX C/C++ Project in the list on the left, then the Make Builder tab to display the Make Builder settings:
  2. Check the Clean box in the Workbench Build Behavior group, and enter clean in the text field.
  3. Click Apply to save your settings, or OK to save your settings and close the dialog.
  4. Repeat this process for each of your projects.
If your project was a Make C/C++ project:
  1. Follow the instructions in Creating an empty Makefile project.
  2. Import your project data into the newly created project.
  3. Follow these steps for each make project.