Improving debugging (gdb) support

Michael Cardenas michael.cardenas at
Sat Jun 1 11:56:55 CDT 2002

On Thu, May 23, 2002 at 01:28:38AM +0100, Michael Wetherell wrote:
> On Wednesday 22 May 2002 10:39 am, Tijs van Bakel wrote:
> > Either I could work on winedbg to match
> > gdb's features, or I could try to make gdb understand Wine better.
> > Given the amount of useful frontends for gdb, it seems wiser to go for
> > the second option. 
> gdb can debug Windows programs compiled with Cygwin or mingw if you compile 
> gdb with support for PE executables (I expect you know that already).
> More details:
> I wouldn't mind knowing what people think of the technique. I was wondering 

This was discussed at wineconf, well, getting gdb to work with wine was
discussed at wineconf because of the huge value in having a graphical
front end for debugging. 

Ont major problem is that gdb doesn't understand wine's handling of
windows threads, even if it does understand the windows pe format. 

Ulrich Weigand gave a great presentation where he talked about how the
debugger is currently implemented, and things that would need to be done
to have more support from gdb. 

Ulrich, you want to post your presentation here?

michael cardenas
lead windows compatibility engineer
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