[Mono-dev] Soft debugger HOWTO

pablosantosluac at terra.es pablosantosluac at terra.es
Mon Nov 9 18:33:33 EST 2009

Hi Geoff,

>> - 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.

I'm only concerned 99.99% of the time about managed code. So that's what
I need.

>> - 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.

Will it make sense to have some sort of command line interface? Maybe
not, MD will always be better...

>> - 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.


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