Can anyone provide comparisons betweeen using DDD or Insight or Eclipse for gui source level debugging? Or suggest a good commercial debugger?
I've just joined development on a product that runs MontaVista linux, with development performed on a linux server, which I access from an XP machine on my desk. I know a little Unix / Linux but for the most part I've used Windows tools in the past, so while most folks here are satisfied with remote gdb in emacs I'm trying to find an environment I'm more comfortable with to lessen my learning curve. DDD is already here, though I'll probably be the only person here using it.
My impressions are that Eclipse is still maturing and it'll be a challenge to get it installed and running. I have no idea how much it might be worthwhile. I understand there's a new release of the CDT plugin due in a month or so that is touted to be a lot better than the current release, for what that's worth. I understand Eclipse is an IDE but I already have a favorite editor (which does not happen to integrate with gdb).
installed, if I can figure out if it supports my (power PC) target processor and if I can figure out how to get it installed and running. For either Eclipse or Insight I'll probably be on my own for installing/configuring the tool, and as I said my linux knowledge is limited, so it'll have to be worth the time.
My manager said buying a good tool might be an option, if we can find one.