Types of launch configurations
The IDE supports these default types of launch configurations:
- C/C++ QNX QConn (IP) — (Profile, Run, and Debug)
- If you're connecting to your target machine by IP, select this configuration (even if your host machine is also your target). You'll have full debugger control and can use the Application Profiler, Memory Analysis, Code Coverage, Mudflap, APS Options, and Kernel Logging tools. Your target must be running qconn. Typically, You'll likely be using this type of launch configuration.
- C/C++ Attach Local Application — (Debug)
- If you're developing non-QNX C/C++ programs, you may create a C/C++ Attach Local Application launch configuration to attach gdb to the locally running process. You don't need to use qconn; the IDE launches your program through gdb.
- C/C++ Local Application — (Run and Debug)
- If you're developing non-QNX C/C++ projects, you may create a C/C++ Local launch configuration. You don't need to use qconn; the IDE launches your program through gdb.
- C/C++ Postmortem debugger — (Debug)
- If your program produced a dump file (via the dumper utility) when it faulted, you can examine the state of your program by loading it into the postmortem debugger. This option is available only when you select Debug. When you debug, you're prompted to select a dump file.
- C/C++ QNX Attach to Remote Process via QConn (IP) — (Profile, Run, and Debug)
- If you're connecting to your target machine by IP, select this configuration to connect to a remote process that is already running. This option let's you use the Application Profiler tool for profiling. Your target must be running qconn.
- C/C++ QNX PDebug (Serial) — (Debug)
- If you can access your target only via a serial connection, select this configuration. Rather than use qconn, the IDE uses the serial capabilities of gdb directly. This option is available only when you select
- GDB Hardware Debugging — (Debug)
- If you want to connect to hardware debugging devices that support an integration with GDB, such as JTAG. In addition, this launch configuration lets you specify:
- commands that get executed when GDB connects to the device
- an image to load on the target
- commands that configure the target for execution
- Launch Group — (Profile, Run, and Debug)
- Let's you run multiple applications at the same time or in sequential order. By default,
it runs in the mode that you selected when launching the application, and the IDE launches
the applications in the order that they appear in the Launches list.
You can specify a different target for each application; however, you must identify the target
separately in each individual launch configuration for the applications you include in the
- PhAB Application
- If you wish to run a PhAB application, follow the steps for creating a C/C++ QNX QConn (IP) launch configuration.
In addition to these configurations, you can include other launch configuration types, such as those for JTAG debugging. For general information about JTAG debugging, see Using JTAG debugging
The main difference between the C/C++ QNX QConn (IP) launch configurations and the other types is that the C/C++ QNX QConn (IP) type supports the runtime analysis tools (QNX System Profiler and the QNX Memory Trace).