1. Ensure to configure to remove a lot of startup plugins and also setup the configuration file nicely.
  2. We can run cmd.exe inside the Eclipse console by following instructions here. If you take off the /C initial flag, we can get the usual output.
  3. MinGW-w64 can be made compatible with Eclipse provided:
    1. You configure your PATH to point to the bin directory for MinGW-w64.
    2. You change the name of the external build program to mingw32-make (you can still use the -j4 flag).