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Re: [cdt-dev] Plans for CDT Standalone Debug ?

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Martin Oberhuber" <Martin.Oberhuber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: "Jeff Johnston (jjohnstn@xxxxxxxxxx)" <jjohnstn@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: cdt-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx
> Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:20:24 AM
> Subject: Plans for CDT Standalone Debug ?
> Hi Jeff, cdt committers,
> I've done some testing of the Luna standalone debugger today and it looks
> great to me !!!

Thanks  Martin.  Glad you like it.
> But documentation seems a bit lacking:

Yes, I know.  It's something I mean to address.

The user guide is just a modified version of the CDT user guide, removing topics that have
been eliminated from the UI (e.g. build).  Feel free to make specific suggestions on sections to
add to the guide.

> -          The Wiki nowhere talks about the coolest features (Calltree,
> File-open, Find-Symbol ... all from the ELF symbols)

I certainly welcome suggestions on how to improve the docs and the wiki page.  I'm also open 
to having others blog about it or edit the wiki page as it basically just started out as a prototype project and
the wiki page still has that feel.

> - would be great if it had a "-help" argument to print
> possible commandline args

I have opened a bug for this.

> -          The search results view should better be in "List Mode" by default
> to show results of C/C++ symbol search

That would be an RFE for the CDT debug group.  I'll let you open that to explain what
you want and why.

> I was wondering what your / the community's plans were with it ?
> One thing that I'd be particularly interested in is support for remote debug
> connections :)

I am already packaging it for Fedora.  The initial plan is to see what people think of it
and get a feel for what it is missing or what developers don't like about it.  Hopefully, it
will expose the great work of the CDT Debugger team to a lot more people who might not have given Eclipse a
fair shot and this will in turn help to shape the CDT debugger plans.

As mentioned, please open RFEs for things you want to see from the command-line interface.

> Also, I was wondering if you had ever done any performance evaluation ? - I
> tested on just a small image and it was lightning fast ... but how would
> calltree or symbol search perform on a 500MB ELF file (yes some of our
> customers have such large ones)

No, I haven't done much performance evaluation myself, but I'm sure the debugger
team has been looking at indexing performance and could provide some insight on this.  Again,
I hope to drive change in the debugger through feedback.

> Thanks,
> Martin
> --
> Martin Oberhuber, SMTS / Product Owner - Development Tools, Wind River
> direct +43.662.457915.85  fax +43.662.457915.6

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