Reply 20 of 22, by mr.cat
Did you see the date on that Insight page? Ouch, that is old..
(...although I'm not sure if that's a valid complaint here on VOGONs 😉
Looks like something is holding them back from making a new release:
I posted this link earlier already, it shows comparison between some of these frontends (I haven't really tested them myself).
My favorite frontend atm is gdbgui (browser-based), even though it has some quite bad shortcomings like not being able to use copy-and-paste (duh!)
Helps to keep my "casual debugging" casual I suppose...
I always thought Bochs would be a better choice for debugging a real mode target than qemu, but this was based on anecdotal evidence only.
But I guess we'll soon find out how viable a choice it is for i286 work, if TheMechanist gets the setup going for the next blockbuster demo 😉
One thing I've seen recommended for qemu is that qemu-system-i386 binary should be used for real mode, rather than x86_64 one (to avoid some bug in there AFAICR)