[patch] add KDE_SLAVE_DEBUG_POPUP support for KIO slave debugging (windows only)

Jarosław Staniek js at iidea.pl
Wed Feb 6 19:26:57 GMT 2008

Ralf Habacker said the following, On 2008-02-06 17:18:
> Jarosław Staniek schrieb:
>> For review:
>> A workaround for OSes where DebugBreak() does not work in 
>> administrative mode (actually Vista with msvc 2k5) - display a native 
>> message box so developer can attach the debugger to the KIO slave 
>> process and click OK.
>> The patch allows to use
>>  set KDE_SLAVE_DEBUG_POPUP=protocol
>> instead of
>>  set KDE_SLAVE_DEBUG_WAIT=protocol
>> to get the popup for any version of msvc and any windows version.
>> As no DebugBreak() is the executed in "KDE_SLAVE_DEBUG_POPUP" mode, 
>> depending on the actual needs, user can just click OK without 
>> attaching, and continue using the KIO slave.
>> You can find more info on the sourece of the problem in "Note (Vista 
>> only)" section of [1].
>> [1] 
>> http://techbase.kde.org/Development/Tutorials/Debugging/Debugging_on_MS_Windows#Debugging_kioslaves 
> Jaroslav, would it be possible to detect the affected operation system 
> version automatically and to display the popup without introducing a new 
> environment variable ?

Yes, that was my original thought as well. But after a while, I have found 
more value in the current proposal - you can decide whether you want to 
execute debugger or not for a particular instance of ioslave program, even on 
XP. So I'd like to keep additional variable.

regards / pozdrawiam, Jaroslaw Staniek
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