A tool is rarely complete without any GUI at all. This Eclipse plug-in is the GUI of SBuild. It is develepd in Java, of course. It fully restores confort for those users a bit nervous in front of the shell command line.
SBuild also knows how to generate Visual Studio 6 dsp files and Visual Studio 2005 vcproj files. That works but only for basic functionality. It is extremely challenging to surface any large set of features through that GUI. The show-off feature of this integration is allowing to edit and debug with with Visual Studio 2005 while compiling with older Microsoft compilers or with MinGW or with Cygwin.