[Mono-dev] Porting Mono debugger to Mac OS X

M. David Peterson xmlhacker at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 13:29:47 EDT 2009

Oh, this is cool!

On Mon, Apr 6, 2009 at 11:09 AM, jonas echterhoff <jonas at unity3d.com> wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> I'm working for Unity Technologies, and I am currently starting to
> port the mono debugger to Mac OS X, as we want to offer a proper
> debugging solution for users of the Unity game engine. So far things
> are looking alright, I've managed to make the debugger compile by
> adding some stub functions for the functionality which is different in
> OS X. So far, I see the following tasks which need to be done to get
> this to work:
> -Make mono debugger read Mach-O binary format (shouldn't be too
> difficult, since bfd can read Mach-O).
> -Replace missing ptrace functionality with Mach-O calls (ptrace exists
> on OS X, but is only partially implemented).
> -Possibly reimplement libthread-db functionality somehow, as OS X
> doesn't have libthread-db (this i'm not quite sure about at the
> moment. Where and how is this used?)
> At the moment, I'm coming along fine, currently i'm working on getting
> the Mach-O binary support to work, so this email is mostly just about
> introducing the project and saying hi. I'm sure I'll have a lot of
> specific questions further down the road. Fell free to give me generic
> advice on this task, if there's anything I should be aware of, though.
> Cheers,
> jonas
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