[Mono-dev] Soft debugger HOWTO

Geoff Norton gnorton at novell.com
Mon Nov 9 18:18:59 EST 2009

On 9-Nov-09, at 6:11 PM, pablosantosluac at terra.es wrote:

> Hi,
> After the announcement last week of the new soft debugger, I have
> several questions:
> - I understand MD is the primary interface *right now* for the soft
> debugger, is it possible to debug a Linux app too?

You mean a native app? No.  You mean a mono app on linux? Yes, on x86  
and amd64 and arm currently.

> - Is there any other available interface to use the soft debugger
> besides MD?

You can create any interface you like on top of the  
Mono.Debugger.Soft.dll, MonoDevelop is the interface we support.

> - As Miguel pointed to me last week, the new softdeb will allow  
> debuggin
> gon any platform, I don't know if anyone experienced it yet (I'll
> definitely give it a try asap), if so, any feedback?

We currently have it ported to:

- linux (x86, amd64, arm, arm-full-aot)
- darwin (x86, arm, arm-full-aot)

The point miguel was making is that porting to new architectures is a  
minor (<1 day) task in most cases.

For example, Jonathan Chambers has it mostly ported to win32 already


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