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Revision as of 16:06, 8 January 2014 by (Talk | contribs) (How to try it out)

This page details the effort to create a stand-alone Debugger using Eclipse.


How to try it out

  1. Get the CPP EPP Luna M4 product for Linux 64-bit
  2. Untar the CPP EPP into $HOME/eclipse-cpp-luna-m4 or create a link with that name to where you place it
  3. Get the GDBStandalone jar file
  4. Get the gdbstandalone command
  5. Run the command
    • $HOME/run-gdbstandalone [-b build_log_location] -e executable_path [arg1 ... argn]
    • this will default to workspace-gdbstandalone
    • if you run with no arguments, it will debug the same executable you ran the last time


Sept 17, 2013

  • first pass at standalone GDB debugger using CDT components
  • using Eclipse application and restricting plug-ins used
  • debugger is working but indexer is not being invoked
  • header files not being recognized

Sept 23, 2013

  • added default GCC spec file LanguageSettingsProvider
  • this gets standard header files to open in Outline view

Sept 30, 2013

  • added code to add all source files specified as Project resources
  • this gets indexer to work and adds non-C-standard header file support

Oct 07, 2013

  • Removed Source and Refactoring menus using IActivity filters

Oct 14, 2013

  • added support for reading .debug_macro section to find command-line flags
    • currently not being picked up by indexer for header files

Oct 21, 2013

  • added Dwarf4 support to CDT
    • code submitted upstream for review
  • solved issue with indexer using data discovered from .debug_macro
    • command line macros now discovered from modules compiled with -g3

Oct 28, 2013

  • changed code to clean-up if an executable is specified
    • running again with no executable specified will use the last launch
  • added support for specifying build console
    • build console is parsed for flags and include path settings

Nov 18, 2013

  • added progress dialog
  • added support for running via command-line script
    • fixed program argument parsing
    • figured out what minimally is needed to reuse repository
  • fixed some warnings and errors

Dec 20, 2013

  • added to run from command line with Luna M4 CPP EPP
  • added default jar to use with Eclipse Luna M4 CPP EPP
  • completed GDBStandalone.product which contains icons
  • added check for invalid executable
    • special dialog brought up to fix executable location and enter arguments
  • fixed NPE issue when running debugger 2nd time on same workspace

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