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Re: new-ui and Windows
- From: "Jon Beniston" <jon at beniston dot com>
- To: <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Cc: <palves at redhat dot com>, <jonah at kichwacoders dot com>
- Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2017 15:53:36 +0100
- Subject: Re: new-ui and Windows
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>I am looking to support the new-ui functionality for Eclipse CDT on
> Windows .
> I would like to know if new-ui is supposed to work on Windows with
> mingw host?
I'm just looking at this as well, but for a Cygwin based GDB, rather than
>> The new-ui attempts to open a tty with
>> top.c:open_terminal_stream() which calls open(). On Windows, AFAIK,
>> this can only open a normal file.
>What kind of file would you like to pass to gdb? My original idea
>was that on Windows you'd pass down the path to a bidirectional/duplex
>named pipe, and things would Just Work (TM). Doesn't open() work on
>such named pipe paths? If not, then the "struct serial" abstraction
>seems to know about named pipes already (ser-mingw.c), so maybe it'd work
>to adjust the new-ui code to use serial_open instead.
I think using serial_open would be quite handy, as presumably this would
allow a TCP connection to Eclipse?
If so, I suspect this would be a lot easier to support in Eclipse, as there
would be no need for JNI code to interface with Cygwin PTYs or Windows named
pipes - and it even could be the same Java code for MacOS and Linux too.
Do you see any problems with that?