start contributing to LLDB

Hi All,

I apologize if this isn’t the right place to ask these questions. If it isn’t, please direct me to the correct place.
I would like to start contributing to LLDB project, and would like to get some information on where to start. This is my first time working on an open source project, so I have little knowledge on the process and conventions.
I am a c++ programmer with some experience in writing development tools.

I would appreciate your answers.

Hi All,

I apologize if this isn't the right place to ask these questions. If it isn't, please direct me to the correct place.

This is the right place!

I would like to start contributing to LLDB project, and would like to get some information on where to start. This is my first time working on an open source project, so I have little knowledge on the process and conventions.
I am a c++ programmer with some experience in writing development tools.

Great!

To get started, you can download a read only version of the code. Instructions are at:

http://lldb.llvm.org/download.html

What platform will you be working on? Build instructions are available at:

http://lldb.llvm.org/build.html

For the first few commits you will make modifications to the sources and then submit the output of "svn diff" to the lldb-commits list. We will review your patches and make sure they are correct and then we will commit them for you giving you credit in the checkin. Later after you get the hang of things, you can ask for a commit login where you will be able to submit your patches directly.

I would appreciate your answers.

Is there any area in particular that you would like to contribute to?

Greg Clayton
LLDB Architect

Thanks Greg,

I will be working on osx lion. I’ll check out the links and get my environment ready.

I don’t have a lot of experience with LLDB. I worked with it a little bit while learning iOS development, so I don’t have much knowledge of the different aspects of the debugger.

I guess I can start with some easy general bugs, just to get a feeling of the code, but if there is a better course to take in the beginning, I am ready to do what ever is needed.

I will also look in the LLDB web site to try and learn a bit more of the architecture of LLDB.

Thanks,

We could definately use help on the Windows port :).
One area we need help on is merging the port back into the main svn
branch (we've been working on a git branch based on 3.1).
It would be a good way to get familiar with the code base.

-Dawn