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    Default AMD Releases New gDEBugger For Linux

    Phoronix: AMD Releases New gDEBugger For Linux

    AMD has brought back the gDEBugger software to Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTA5Mjg

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    It's all a fake! The cake is a lie! Don't trust the yellow weasel!

    Phoronix conspiracy squad will surely break this down soon.

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    What the hell is Valve doing here ? Get it off !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armurier View Post
    What the hell is Valve doing here ? Get it off !
    I suppose this gDEBugger release has something to do with the latest revelations from Valve. Thanks to Valve AMD may play more nicely with Linux.

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    gDEBugger and APITrace are not equivalent. It's like comparing MS Office to to one of the GTK notepad clones. It's great to have a FOSS solution, but it has years of hard work ahead of it to be even half as useful as gDEBugger (or PIX for D3D users, or Parallel Nsight, etc.).

    That said, I'm glad gDEBugger has had a new release. The last release was particularly buggy with GL Core Profile code for me. Hopefully this new version addresses the bugs; will test shortly and find out. Also, bits of the UI in the last stand-alone version were less than ideal (the vertex buffer visualizer didn't allow user-specified vertex layouts, for instance), and the Visual Studio integration was a joke compared to Parallel Nsight or PIX. Granted, for D3D coders, Visual Studio 11 has its own built-in GPU debugging features now. Yet one more bit of developer-friendly polish that Microsoft happily does which the Linux crowd can't or won't take the lead on.

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