[vlc-devel] Compiled VLC with Cygwin! Thanks Jean-Baptiste Kempf!

jboileau jboileau at gmail.com
Thu May 15 16:11:09 CEST 2008

> Is the information on how to build VLC for debugging on windows
> available on the wiki ?

Yes it is! And I just copied the debug versions of  vlc.exe,
libvlc.dll and libvlc-control.dll from the .libs directory to the
vlc-0.9.0-git I created using make package-win32-base and it works

The wiki does say : "Once the compilation is done, you can either run
VLC directly from the source tree or you can build self-contained VLC
packages" but I certainly could not run vlc from the resulted .libs
directory that lacked all the needed subdirectories (plugins, etc..).

I haven't tried it yet, but does anyone know if it is possible to
debug an application created with Visual Studio that uses libvlc using

On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 9:04 AM, Rafaël Carré <funman at videolan.org> wrote:
> Le Thu, 15 May 2008 08:36:52 -0400,
> jboileau <jboileau at gmail.com> a écrit :
>> I'll start with ticket #35 !!!!! :-) Nobody touches that one! Its
>> mine! All mine!!!!! Wouhahaha! ;-)
>> And yes, thanks to every one else who contributed to the 'How To'!
> Is the information on how to build VLC for debugging on windows
> available on the wiki ?
>> Being able to compile is one step, now i'll try my hand doing some
>> mods and see if it all still works! I have never used gdb, so there is
>> surely some learning to to there.
> * bt : will show the backtrace of the current (or crashed) thread
> * thread apply all bt : will show the backtrace of every alive thread
> * print variable : will show the value of given variable
> The essential basics :)
> --
> Rafaël Carré
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Jacques Boileau

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