[lldb-dev] start contributing to LLDB

Greg Clayton gclayton at apple.com
Tue Jul 3 09:28:36 PDT 2012

On Jul 3, 2012, at 4:02 AM, Danny Zaken wrote:

> Hi All,
> I apologize if this isn't the right place to ask these questions. If it isn't, please direct me to the correct place.

This is the right place!

> I would like to start contributing to LLDB project, and would like to get some information on where to start. This is my first time working on an open source project, so I have little knowledge on the process and conventions.
> I am a c++ programmer with some experience in writing development tools.


To get started, you can download a read only version of the code. Instructions are at:


What platform will you be working on? Build instructions are available at:


For the first few commits you will make modifications to the sources and then submit the output of "svn diff" to the lldb-commits list. We will review your patches and make sure they are correct and then we will commit them for you giving you credit in the checkin. Later after you get the hang of things, you can ask for a commit login where you will be able to submit your patches directly.

> I would appreciate your answers.

Is there any area in particular that you would like to contribute to? 

Greg Clayton
LLDB Architect

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