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


How to try it out

  1. Get the CPP EPP Luna M6 product for Linux (either x86_64 or x86)
  2. Untar the CPP EPP into $HOME/eclipse-cpp-luna-m6 or create a link with that name to where ever you place it
  3. Get the GDBStandalone jars and copy them into the dropins folder of the Eclipse CPP
  4. Get the gdbstandalone command (either for x86_64 linux or x86 linux)
  5. Run the command
    • $HOME/ [-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

Jan 15, 2014

  • added New Executable dialog off of File menu to allow specification of different executable to debug
  • added Help doc support, but no docs enabled as of yet
  • added Customize Perspective from Window menu to allow enablement of Reverse Debugging and C/C++ Tracepoint support

Jan 17, 2014

  • added Help menu which contains Help Contents, Search, Dynamic Help, and About Eclipse items

Feb 07, 2014

  • added User Guide which is transformed CDT guide
  • added mnemonics for menus
  • updated for Luna M5

May 09, 2014

  • Standalone debugger is part of Luna M7!
  • includes core-file debugging support
  • includes attach to executable debugging support

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