Saturday, February 20, 2010

Using KDevelop for debugging only

As you might know, KDevelop has an integrated gdb debugger. But it a bit difficult to set up the launch configuration, especially when not using KDevelop for coding.
There is now an easy way to run the kdevelop debugger only:
kdevelop --debug gdb executable --args-to-executable

When running that command kdevelop starts, runs the executable and breaks in main. You then can do the usual debugging.

Another thing I implemented is a resizable variable tooltip, with that you can look even at vallules like this one:


  1. Cool. Any chances for attaching to existing process by name or PID?

  2. kdevelop --debug gdb ./sieve --args-to-executable my_file

    kdevelop: Unknown option 'debug'.
    kdevelop: Use --help to get a list of available command line options.

    Am I missing something. I have latest beta Kdevelop 4.

  3. You need tp use the latest SVN head (post latest beta)

  4. @jstaniek:
    That is pretty easy in KDevelop, without having to create launch configurations.
    (See Run menu)

    Would you see a use case where this is not enough?

  5. This is pretty good tool i guess, need to try this out, debugging is very important in any project development, we should debug the errors and fix it, where ever necessary.

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