[Desktop_architects] GDB - more detail

Darren Davis ddavis at novell.com
Fri Jun 22 09:17:17 PDT 2007

Miller, Marc wrote:
> Sorry, I thought that emerged from a card that said, "better debuggers"

The consensus was that gdb needed to be improved/fixed since gcc/gdb is 
what is used witch Eclipse CDT (C/C++ support).  The gentlemen from the 
Russian Academy of Sciences are building an LSB plug-in for Eclipse.  We 
had more discussion on this in the LSB meeting.  There was a side 
discussion about debugging threaded applications, but that was tabled.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: daniel.r.kegel at gmail.com [mailto:daniel.r.kegel at gmail.com] On
> Behalf Of Dan Kegel
> Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 4:44 PM
> To: Miller, Marc
> Cc: Desktop_architects at lists.linux-foundation.org; James Hawkins; Sergey
> Prigogin
> Subject: Re: [Desktop_architects] GDB - more detail
> On 6/21/07, Miller, Marc <marc.miller at amd.com> wrote:
>> One of the recommendations from DAM4 was that since GDB is broken, it
> might
>> be better to switch over to Eclipse, which contains a better debugger.
> That sounds confused.  I was in the development tools meeting,
> and I think the consensus was that Visual Studio-era
> users want a good IDE, and the only open source IDE with serious
> momentum is Eclipse, so we should start looking at making that work
> well for LSB development.
> I don't think we were talking about switching away
> from gdb under the hood; as far as I know, the Eclipse CDT uses gdb,
> and that's ok.
>> AMD's GCC compiler team said that since debugging is a combination of
>> output and the GDB debugger itself, it would be helpful to have some
>> examples where GDB seems to break down.
> Yes.  Well, for starters, there's
> https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/buglist.cgi?bug_status=__open__&product=CD
> T&content=gdb
> and, for that matter, the 1200 open bugs at
> http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/gnatsweb.pl?database=gdb
> ...
> I guess what I'm saying is "let's give both Eclipse CDT and gdb itself
> some love".
> - Dan
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