[PATCH] deferred trace

Rob Farnum rfarnum at mindspring.com
Wed Mar 14 14:07:54 CST 2001

> At 12:04 PM 14/03/2001 -0500, you wrote:
> >I remember wishing fondly for something like this when we were working
> >on WordPerfect, but never having the time to do it myself.
> FYI someone at Codeweavers has something much more sophistificated
> than my simple patch but from my understanding it's not ready for general
use :-/

That would probably be my modification that allowed an external application
drive the debugging by extending the XClientMessage by adding a new Atom,
wineDebug.  It has the possibility to be more sophisticated than trapping on
function key, but for my purposes I limited it to just a few functions,
ping, dumping
the window list, and adding an entry into the log file so that I could mark
the start
and stop of an area of interest.  It was something quick and dirty to solve
a specific
problem, so I did not submit it for inclusion into wine.  I originally did
use a keyboard
interface, but needed something extensible allowing for more than just
dumping a
window list, hence went to more of a programmatic interface.

My current design is to have yet another dll that would register itself as
the handler for
this XClientMessage, so that on reciept of the XClientMessage, it is simply
passed to
this new dll.  This dll would implement whatever application specific
debugging tools I
need, with only the bare minimum of support from wine needed.   Since the
wine debugger
already has quite a bit of the functionality that is needed, it might be
interesting if this method
could be used to effectively open a pipe and drive the wine debugger

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