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Re: Makes sense go with DDD ahead?

From: Fabian Scheler
Subject: Re: Makes sense go with DDD ahead?
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2008 07:51:03 +0200

>        I have been taking a long time without receiving any email from ddd and
> ddd-bug distribution list. I have not received any feedback about DDD lastly.

I really like ddd and it is the only gdb frontend I use (ok - besides
other debuggers like Lauterbach Trace32) and I would really like it if
ddd evolves. My main feature requests would be:

- a ddd release without the old fashioned motif gui. I prefer to use
the keyboard and I like the split windows configuration of ddd
(especially on 24" screens) but all this is really painfull if you
have to move the cursor to the right position before you can type
anything ... I would really appreciate a ddd release with gtk frontend

- data display layout. ddd seems to establish some strange kind of
order on the different displays - as some of them are only valid in
particular scopes, these displays vanish and reappear when leaving or
entering the corresponding functions. The display are then rearranged
every time with the annoying effect that some of them move to the
right or downwards more and more ... It would be nice if these stayed
in place all the time

- I often work on remote targets (microcontrollers) with memory mapped
I/O registers controlling the various peripheral units. It would
really be nice if one could browse all these registers in a structured
manner (e.g. via menus and submenus), it would be even better if one
could also alter these registers. I think that is one of the main
advantages that debuggers (like the Trace32 debugger) for embedded
systems have. GDB already allows accessing these I/O registers - as
long as you know the address, so a clever interface might be really
helpful at this point.

So, all in all, I use ddd, I like ddd and I will use it in the future
und would like to like ddd even more in the future ;-)

Ciao, Fabian

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