Call for contributors to macOS port of GDB

Simon Marchi simon.marchi at
Sat Feb 15 03:12:55 UTC 2020

On 2020-02-14 2:23 p.m., Jeffrey Walton wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 13, 2020 at 5:37 PM Simon Marchi via macports-users
> <macports-users at> wrote:
>> ...
>> There is, however, to our knowledge, not many people (none?) who are active
>> contributors to GDB and everyday developers on macOS.  And given the difficulty
>> of using macOS if you don't own a Mac, it's hard to do any testing at all.
> I can provide SSH access to an antique PowerMac G5 running OS X 10.5,
> an old MacBook running OS X 10.9, and a modern MacMini running OS X
> 10.12.
> Send over your SSH authroized_keys file, if interested. I'll send you
> my IP address in return.
> The downside is, I am in a Verizon DHCP block. You will need to ping
> me on occasion to get my latest IP address.

I personally have access to a Mac VM somewhere, which I use to make sure GDB
still builds on macOS from time to time.  But given I am not a macOS expert
(and don't really have the time to invest to become one), I can't do much
more than that.

But thanks a lot for your offer, perhaps it can be of use to somebody else.

Also, I'd like to note that most problems to fix are on whatever the latest macOS
version is at any give time.  We need to jump through more and more hoops just to
get around the security features introduced by Apple.


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