The Eclipse Debug Project is not a single project unto itself, it is in fact comprised of two distinct sub-projects: Platform Debug and JDT Debug.
The Debug component of the platform defines language independent facilities and mechanisms for:
The Debug component of the platform defines interfaces for a language independent debug model, which abstract common debugging features of many languages. The Debug component of the platform does not provide an implementation of a debugger, it is the duty of other plug-ins to provide language specific implementations of debuggers.
JDT Debug implements Java debugging support and works with any JDPA-compliant target Java VM. It is implemented on top of the language independent "debug model" provided by the platform debugger.
JDT debug provides the following debugging functionality:
Both Platform and JDT Debug are built into Eclipse and ship as part of the Eclipse SDK.
The JDT debug component is very responsive to new ideas, feature requests and bug reports. The following is a list of some of the newest and more interesting additions to the component.
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