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> From: cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:cdt-dev-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Doug Schaefer
> Sent: February-04-10 1:00 PM
> To: CDT General developers list.
> Subject: Re: [cdt-dev] MinGW gdb
> On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 12:21 PM, Marc Khouzam
> <marc.khouzam@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Good point. However, I've tried hard to get the Mac support for
> DSF-GDB to work as well as CDI. In fact, we had
> reached that point
> until last night, when new patches were committed to CDI :-)
> I am all for continuing to make CDI work whenever the community
> contributes patches. However, I am hoping that efforts
> put towards
> CDI are not taken away from DSF-GDB, as this is
> probably not the most
> efficient way to proceed.
> Mac is a good example again in this case, as we got
> good patches for
> DSF-GDB as soon as we were clear that this was the
> future for CDT,
> instead of focusing on CDI.
> I'm hoping that we can get some traction through such
> efforts and that
> more and more DSF-GDB patches will come in to fix
> whatever issues there
> are that affect a specific platform/community.
> Exactly my point. The community decides. The Mac community
> has decided to fix CDI first. The best we can do is try and
> influence them, which we have done. But we are an open
> community and that's what the community has decided.
I agree with you that if the community goes a certain way, then
we shouldn't be against it. In this case however, my impression
was that the Mac community was trying to fix CDI-GDB because
that was the one that got used by default when they
"just debugged their app". If DSF-GDB had been the default
choice, I think we would have gotten the DSF-GDB patches first.
But I can't really be sure of that.
> BTW, I do hope people realize there is huge potential on the
> Mac. Most Mac developers I've talked to aren't very happy
> with XCode. But maybe that's why they are talking to me :).
It would be great to tap into that.
(I'm personally trying to get a Mac to help with this. I have
an idea in mind but I'm not holding my breadth just yet)