kdbg 2.0.4 review

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KDbg is a graphical user interface to gdb, the GNU debugger

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 0K
Developer: Johannes Sixt
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KDbg is a graphical user interface to gdb, the GNU debugger. kdbg project provides an intuitive interface for setting breakpoints, inspecting variables, and stepping through code.

KDbg requires KDE, the K Desktop Environment, but you can of course debug any program.

Here are some key features of "kdbg":
Inspection of variable values in a tree structure.
Direct member: For certain compound data types the most important member values are displayed next to the variable name, so that it is not necessary to expand the subtree of that variable in order to see the member value. For example, you don't need to go into a variable of type QString if you want to see the string that the variable holds. (BTW, this is of course not hardcoded, but can be extended to new types.) KDbg can also display Qt 3's QString values, which are Unicode strings.
Debugger at your finger tips: The basic debugger functions (step, next, run, finish, until, set/clear/enable/disable breakpoint) are bound to function keys F5 through F10. Quick and easy.
Of course, lots of other basic functions: View source code, search text, set program arguments and environment variables, display arbitrary expressions. Everything you need to debug a program, eh!
Debugging of core dumps, attaching to running processes is possible.
Conditional breakpoints.

What's New in This Release:
Fixed encoding of the Czech translation thanks to Jakub Galgonek.
Added support for QString in Qt4's debug libraries.
Fixed that the debugger window really comes to the foreground and receives the focus when the debuggee stops at a breakpoint, when this option is on (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=171845).

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