The idea for this post started after I’ve read Jonathan Blow: Cost of Switching to Linux is Too High for a Game Developer article.
Jonathan Blow states:
The main reason is that debugging is terrible on Linux.
and i find this ridiculous for many reasons. Other claims in this article are ridiculous as well, but to the point.
I’m amazed how few people know how easy is to use Eclipse as a frontend to GNU Debugger and how well it works. The only reason I personally don’t use Eclipse + GDB combo is because I’m a hardcore commandline guy and I spend my days in ZSH, Vim and plain GDB. And I have a handy script for literally everything that is repetitive.
So I’ve decided to write a simple guide on how to get started plus add some nice screenshots as a teaser.