I'm working on GDB/MI compatible interface for Mago debugger on
GDB/MI is line based machine interface for debugger. IDEs are
using GDB via this interface.
Project page (mago fork) https://github.com/buggins/mago
Currently mago-mi supports subset of GDB commands enough for
current DlangIDE functionality.
Tested on DMD generated 32bit executables.
See readme details list of implemented commands:
Difference from baseline https://github.com/rainers/mago files
- Static linking for MagoNatDE and MagoNatEE
- Disabled some Mago debug logging
Building mago-mi from source is easy. I've tried MS Visual Studio
2013 and 2015. Don't forget to edit properties in
mago/PropSheets. Buld mago-mi project.
Since DlangIDE v0.6.1, it includes prebuilt mago-mi.exe (it will
be copied into bin directory by dub build) and default Debugger
settings are changed from gdb to mago-mi by default on Windows.
If you already used DlangIDE on your computer, check
Edit/Preferences/Debugger setting - change to "mago-mi" if "gdb"
If you want to try mago-mi and DlangIDE which is using it, you
can download binaries from
https://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/files/DlangUI/dlangide-v061-magomi-v010-x86.zip/download (or just sync to latest dlangide and use `dub run`). Bundle includes DlangIDE, mago-mi, dub, and sample workspaces (helloworld and tetris). Download size is 5.4Mb (seems small enough for IDE+debugger).
I hope my work will be useful for other IDE developers who is
targeting on Windows.
(Any IDE which uses gdb/mi interface)
I tried gdb and lldb-mi before, but did not managed to find
working compiler + debugger configuration. (Best combination was
gdb + gdc, but it was showing global variables instead of locals.
For lldb-mi, I haven't managed to find compiler which produces
compatible debug info).