[kaffe] Using Kaffe with remote debugging via Eclipse

Derek Davies ddavies at ddavies.net
Wed Aug 18 12:06:41 PDT 2004

Dalibor Topic <robilad at kaffe.org> writes:

> Woloszynski, Charles wrote:
> > I am looking to use Kaffe as the target VM for an embedded system.  We
> > would like to use Eclipse as the development IDE.  Has anyone worked on
> > supporting remote debugging (JPDA) under kaffe?  I saw some old posts
> > that this was partly done.  Can anyone comment on its status?
> Hi Charles,
> unfortunately, there is no JDPA implementation for Kaffe
> available. I've CC:ed Derek L Davies, who did some work on JPDA
> support in 2000, maybe he can comment on the status of his work, and
> point you to unmerged patches.

I did work on JVMDI back then, but I don't follow Java stuff anymore
and don't know what JPDA is or how relavent my stuff would be.  JVMDI
is a low level protocol for debugging and when I stopped working on it
I had hacked together just enough to step, set breakpoints and do some
variable inspection.  This was against 1.6 I think.  I'm not even sure
I still have the code, but if you really think it would help I could
look around for it.  I had a jvmdi.h file too, which took a while to
type up, but is very straightforward (I generated it directly from the
spec).  Also, I think my patch for the JVM GetEnv method was applied
but I'm not certain.  I probably posted it to the mailing list at


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