[tomboy-list] Debugging in OS X
sanfordarmstrong at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 09:46:09 PDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Andrew Conkling<andrew at andrewski.net> wrote:
> I have recently had occasion to use OS X more often and have been really
> pleased with Tomboy there. Kudos, everyone!
Great to hear, Andrew!
> I've encountered a few bugs (well, maybe one or two besides GTK+-on-OS X
> ones ;), the details of which are inconsequential here, but I was wondering:
> how do I debug/get useful bug reporting info on OS X? I haven't figured it
> out very well from my (small) bout of playing around.
You can take a look at all of Tomboy's output in Console.app (in
/Applications/Utilities). This is especially useful if Tomboy is
crashing or dumping any sort of error messages to stdout.
I do not think any version of MD on the Mac has debugging support, so
for more detailed debugging you'll have to follow the tried-and-true
approach of sprinkling code with Console.WriteLine calls,
building/running and seeing what shows up in Console.app.
> A pointer to any existing documentation would be sufficient. :)
You are free to create http://live.gnome.org/Tomboy/Building/Mac and
add a section on debugging. ;-)
Should be as simple as opening Tomboy-mac.sln in MonoDevelop and
hitting F5 to build and run. After building, you can run the
bundle-mac-app.sh script to create Tomboy.app, too, if you prefer (it
has slightly different behavior than running from MD).
I think the hardest part of Tomboy development on the Mac is getting
git. Easy for 10.5, hard for 10.4.
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