Debugging Inkscape

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  • If you're hunting down a GTK warning, you can set a breakpoint in gdb for "g_logv" so you can capture a backtrace. ("br g_logv", "run", "bt")
  • Bug list

- w32 version asks for (that crappy) Verdana typeface (which is not the most usual w32 typeface, also some users have deleted it to save disk space)

Debugging Tips for Windows

First, have a look at the Using Eclipse page for how to use that program on Windows to debug Inkscape.

Second, make use of the View > Messages... dialog from within the program. Capturing the log here will show you messages printed with g_message(), g_warning(), and g_error()..

Finally, look into how to compile Eclipse as a command line app so you can capture debug messages at the prompt, more like you would do in Linux.