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RE: RFC: Introduce remote console for CLI interpreter via telnet

> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of Stan Shebs
> Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 7:10 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: RFC: Introduce remote console for CLI 
> interpreter via telnet
> On 12/1/11 3:07 PM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
> > Grigory,
> >
> > First, thank you for sending the patch.
> >
> >> Attached is the patch that introduces telnet service which can
> >> accept and execute CLI commands from the remote user.
> > No one commented on the desireability of such a feature.
> > I'm a bit indifferent, to tell you the truth, and it would
> > be nice to hear from others. For now, I've only skimmed over
> > the patch...
> >
> Thanks for the feedback!
> This patch originated as a feature request from users of another 
> (proprietary) debugger that is used with Eclipse; as I understand it, 
> they use it to provide remote access to help someone working with the 
> IDE, to do some kinds of scripting-like setup, and to serve 
> as a general 
> backdoor fixing up situations where the Eclipse->debugger interface 
> messes up.

I'm actually hoping to use this feature directly from Eclipse, to
provide a full-fledge GDB-console within Eclipse, with
- prompt
- command completion
- command history
- synchronization with the Eclipse UI

This is something that has been in demand from Eclipse users for
a long time.

I haven't tried the patch just yet, but I'm eager to do so and hope
to have time in the coming weeks.



> I suspect that some of these users' needs could probably be 
> handled by 
> various Eclipse and/or MI hackery, but as we've nominally had a 
> multi-input architecture for some time, it seemed more 
> general, and dare 
> I say it, even a little more elegant to simply allow command 
> streams to 
> come in from multiple sources.
> Stan

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