[MonoDevelop] monodevelop debugger

Sanford Armstrong sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 08:52:15 EDT 2007

On 7/25/07, Dragos Sbarlea <sbarlead at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello!
> I would like to know what is the most recent status of the monodevelop
> debugger add in. I know the release does not include it, that it is broken,
> but I was wondering if the latest version of monodevelop (from the source
> code repository) has it working, or if there is a timeframe in which it will
> become available.

David Srbecký is working on this as part of Google's Summer of Code
program [1].  Apparently he wrote the SharpDevelop debugger from
scratch, and if you check out his blog [2] you'll see how much
progress he has been making on creating a standalone graphical
debugger for Mono.  If David is successful, there will be a working
graphical debugger addin for MonoDevelop by the end of the summer.

> In the meantime, is there an alternate solution for debugging? What do you
> recommend?

You can still use the mdb console debugger, but I'm not entirely sure
which release to recommend.  Perhaps somebody else can chime in here?
Building from trunk [3] requires Mono 1.2.4, I believe.  Outside of
that, there's always the good old technique of printing debug
statements in your code.  :-)

Hope this helps,

[1] http://groups.google.com/group/mono-soc-2007/web/monodevelop-debugger
[2] http://community.sharpdevelop.net/blogs/dsrbecky/
[3] http://anonsvn.mono-project.com/viewcvs/trunk/debugger

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