[mythtv] noob to MythTV development

Roger James roger at beardandsandals.co.uk
Thu Mar 16 09:36:42 UTC 2017

On 16 March 2017 6:32:03 am Dave Mansfield <muddysteel at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for the extended info - I should've mentioned I've been using
> Eclipse for 8+ yrs.

Hi Dave,

Sorry if I appeared to be teaching my grandmother how to suck eggs 😀. I 
fairly recently switched to Eclipse from CodeBlocks. I was getting fed up 
with the continued instability of the gdb integration and code indexing.

I have only really used Eclipse for external makefile projects like Mythtv. 
One area I have really struggled with is debugger source code containers. 
When creating an external makefile project it is very easy to end up with 
an empty default source code container. Once you get into this state it 
seems impossible to get out of it. The documentation on source code 
containers is virtually non existent and you cannot examine the settings of 
the sub-folders of a good default container to try and replicate them. The 
only sure way I have found to get a good debugging setup is to ensure 
executables are already present when the external makefile project wizard 
is run.


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