[lldb-dev] I'd like to make Windows an officially supported platform for LLDB.

Zachary Turner zturner at google.com
Mon Dec 29 15:51:02 PST 2014

BTW, I actually uploaded a patch to do this.  http://reviews.llvm.org/D6805

On Mon Dec 29 2014 at 1:55:19 PM Zachary Turner <zturner at google.com> wrote:

> The LLDB homepage has the following to say about platform support:
> LLDB is known to work on the following platforms, but ports to new
> platforms are welcome:
>    - Mac OS X desktop user space debugging for i386 and x86-64
>    - iOS simulator debugging on i386
>    - iOS device debugging on ARM
>    - Linux local user-space debugging for i386 and x86-64
>    - FreeBSD local user-space debugging for i386 and x86-64
> Windows is not listed here.  I would like to list it.  What level of
> functionality needs to be present, and how many tests need to pass before I
> can list Windows here?  Can I do it now, with the caveat that it's still
> experimental?  I have the test suite running (although many tests failing),
> source level debugging with DWARF, breakpoints, stepping, stack traces, etc
> all working with basic support, so this seems like a good time to announce
> support for Windows.  Obviously many things will not work, but we plan to
> support this long term, so it will just be a matter of time.
> Along with an update to the supported platforms on the homepage, I plan to
> add some specific Windows instructions to the build page related to Python,
> required packages that need to be installed, etc.
> Additionally, I hope to follow this up with a post to the LLVM blog
> announcing experimental support for live debugging on Windows along with a
> very high level overview of our future plans.
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