Improving debugging (gdb) support
mike.wetherell at ntlworld.com
Wed May 22 19:28:38 CDT 2002
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).
I wouldn't mind knowing what people think of the technique. I was wondering
whether to suggest over at Debian that gdb be compiled this way by default. I
don't know whether that's a good idea or whether things could be done better
differently. It's possible to get it to work with RSXNTDJ progs too actually.
And I think you're right, it's a pretty nice way to work. You can use the
mingw GNU/Linux to Windows cross compiler plus gdb, and then you can use your
usual development environment for working on Windows programs.
So the work of the Cygwin and mingw projects helps Wine, and conversely any
work you and the others who are already working on this do on supporting MS
debugging formats then that could be used in the cygwin/mingw project's
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