Palm OS software developers who still prefer to use the Mac to do their development gained a new tool recently with
1.0 from Trinfinity Software. It’s a graphical debugger for Palm OS and Mac OS.
Trinfinity has developed BugOff to complement the open-source Palm development environment known as PRC-Tools. PRC-Tools integrates with Apple’s own Xcode integrated development environment (IDE), but failed to offer a graphical debugger.
BugOff seeks to solve that problem by providing a graphical front-end for the gdb debugger available on the Mac OS X Developer Tools CD, to provide Mac debugging. For Palm debugging, BugOff works in tandem with the PRC-Tools development package’s m68k-palmos-gdb tool.
BugOff is US$29.95 for a single user license. You can download and evaluate BugOff 1.0 for 30 days. BugOff requires Mac OS X v10.2 “Jaguar” or later, PRC-Tools 2.3 for Palm debugging, the Palm OS Emulator (POSE), and gdb for Mac debugging.