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Jochen Schäfer

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Which debugger to use.
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:05:32 pm »
I want to check, if things are still working as they should in DosBOX/2.
I tried Watcom, but GUI one instantly crashes, when I run DosBOX. The VIO one does not do that, but I can't find an option to select sources.
When I started the port about 15 years ago, I used one of the IBM debuggers in the VAC 4 package, but I just have not been able to set it up correctly at the moment, so I have to really should take a deep dive into them.

So my questions is: Which debugger are you using for GCC compiled and Watcom linked, rpm only applications?
Any configuration recommendations?

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Re: Which debugger to use.
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 09:36:00 pm »
Any of the IBM debuggers should sorta work, the OW ones won't. There are issues, IIRC the stack is slightly different then the native debuggers expect though generally they do seem to largely work.
For free and simple (textmode so you can run in full screen session to debug PM app) there is http://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/util/sd386v50.zip. Better is if you can install VAC. such as 3.08 (winworld has a copy) or find a copy of jitdbg.

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Re: Which debugger to use.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 08:06:57 am »
Thanks. I will try that.