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RE: Vital information for anyone debugging setup.exe
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 19:14:36 +0100
- Subject: RE: Vital information for anyone debugging setup.exe
>From: Gary R. Van Sickle
>Sent: 19 April 2005 19:05
>>> Nevertheless I still prefer insight over gdb.
>>> You just have to turn off those misdirected dialog popups, which
>>> should be logfile entries.
>> Yes, I kind of deduced that.... do you know what the syntax
>> is to turn them off, by any chance?
> I think he's talking about doing a search-n-replace on the setup source.
It would probably be easier simpler and quicker to find the messagebox
call in the insight source (most of which is just tcl/tk scripting after
all) and comment it out.
Actually it should probably be properly removed and sent upstream as a
patch. Opening a fresh window per log message is just plain wrong on pretty
much any host or target I can imagine. One window with debug messages
scrolling up, yes; one window, that blocks execution until it is clicked
away, maybe; one window, that simply overwrites it's message with each new
debug message as it arrives, ok; but opening window after window after
window without limit?
Debug messages just don't belong in dialog boxes.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....