Install C++test

The C++test installation consists of two parts: installing the C++test application proper and installing the custom rule files.
  1. Install the C++test application
  2. Install the C++test rules

Install the C++test application

  1. Normally, you can just rely on the TICS Windows installer to install the C++test code checker for you. Start the installer, select Multi Server (advanced), and enable TICS file server checkers. In case this does not install C++test, follow the steps below to accomplish this manually.

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  2. Go to the TICS download site.
  3. Login (you should have received a username and password from TIOBE to login):

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  4. Go to the directory installer and select the installer that is suited for your platform, e.g. "cpptest_win32_9.4.0.37.zip" for the Windows platform.

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  5. When asked whether you want to open or save the file, click "Open".

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  6. Note that the downloaded file is a .zip file. Depending on which tool is set to view the archive, the following steps may differ.

    The screenshots below show which steps should be taken to extract the files from the archive to the "chk" directory on the File Server by using a standard Windows XP installation.

    Click the "Extract all files" link on the left.

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  7. Click the "Next >" button in the Welcome screen.

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  8. Select a folder to extract files to. The folder should be the File Server installation directory (as configured in Install File Server), followed by "\chk". E.g., if the File Server is installed in "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer" C++test goes into "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer\chk". Subsequently click the "Next >" button.

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  9. Uncheck the "Show extracted files" box and press "Finish".

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  10. The C++test installation is complete.


Install the C++test rules

  1. Normally, you can just rely on the TICS Windows installer to install the C++test rule configuration for you. Start the installer, select Multi Server (advanced), and enable TICS file server configuration. In case this does not install the C++test rule configuration files, follow the steps below to accomplish this manually.

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  2. Go to the TICS download site.
  3. Login (you should have received a username and password from TIOBE to login):

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  4. Go to the directory codecheckers/cpptest and click on the latest version, e.g. "cpptest-23535.zip".

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  5. Click "Open" to open the ZIP archive. Note that the downloaded file is a .zip file. Depending on which tool is set to view the archive, the following steps may differ. The screenshots below show which steps should be taken to extract the files from the archive to the "rules" directory on the File Server by using a standard Windows XP installation.

  6. Click the "Extract all files" link on the left.

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  7. Click the "Next >" button in the Welcome screen.

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  8. Select a folder to extract files to. The folder should be the File Server installation directory (as configured in Install File Server), followed by "\rules". E.g., if the File Server is installed in "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer" the C++test rules go into "C:\Program Files\TIOBE\TICS\FileServer\rules". Subsequently click the "Next >" button.

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  9. Uncheck the "Show extracted files" box and press "Finish".

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  10. The C++test custom rule files installation is complete.