[MonoDevelop] [MonoTouch] My MD freezes while debugging on Simulator

Guido Van Hoecke guivho at gmail.com
Mon Aug 6 19:48:48 UTC 2012

On 6 August 2012 19:20, Rolf Bjarne Kvinge <rolf at xamarin.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> This is more for the monodevelop list, but in any case: when this happens,
> can you "kill -QUIT pid" the app first, then send the log file (should be

Neither the app nor MonoDevelop obey kill -QUIT

I attach the log file. Here's what I've done:

- just start fresh MonoDevelop
- start debugging on the simulator
- don't interact with either MooDevelop nor with Simulator
- just wait couple of minutes
- select MonoDevelop window to detect spinning rainbow ball
- kill -QUIT the app process
- kill -QUIT the MD process
- The zipped log is available from

Please do tell me if other stuff is needed to help pinpointing this
problem, anything to solve this...

> ~/Library/Logs/MonoDevelop-3.0/MonoDevelop.log - but it might be different
> if you're using a different MonoDevelop version or if you're running
> multiple MonoDevelop instances at the same time).
> Rolf
> On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Guido Van Hoecke <guivho at gmail.com> wrote:
>> When debugging on the simulator, my MD usually freezes after a varying
>> period of inactivity. I want it to just keep running to catch any
>> crashes, but it just freezes.
>> The recipe is simple. I just start debugging the app, don't do
>> anything on the keyboard or wit the mouse, and after a while (seconds,
>> minutes...) MD and the Simulator are just frozen: the little rainbow
>> wheel keeps spinning ...
>> I have to kill the MD process (kill -KILL pid) to recover.
>> This may wel be caused by the app, still it is very annoying. It has as
>> side effect that I seldom run in debug mode, and usually do my debugging
>> bmo console otput at strategic places.
>> Any suggestions about how to tackle this?
>> Version informationn follows (allthough this is not a recent problem: it
>> has plagued me for as long as I can remember)
>> MonoDevelop
>> Installation UUID: 7981a2f1-e51d-4ee9-941a-f90b2222409b
>> Runtime:
>>         Mono 2.10.9 (tarball)
>>         GTK 2.24.10
>>         GTK# (
>>         Package version: 210090011
>> Apple Developer Tools:
>>          Xcode 4.3.3 (1178)
>>          Build 4E3002
>> Monotouch: 5.2.12
>> Mono for Android: (Evaluation)
>> Android SDK not found.
>> Build information:
>>         Release ID: 30003005
>>         Git revision: 3d53e1366933298a3fe0cdc6d0f7d00c9916564c-dirty
>>         Build date: 2012-07-27 19:06:34+0000
>>         Xamarin addins: 73ecde7c48d943adb6e33d511d3cf0661d006801
>> Operating System:
>>         Mac OS X 10.7.4
>>         Darwin zac.local 11.4.0 Darwin Kernel Version 11.4.0
>>             Mon Apr  9 19:32:15 PDT 2012
>>             root:xnu-1699.26.8~1/RELEASE_X86_64 x86_64


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