Projects/KDE on Windows/Tools
Required or recommended tools for development and using KDE libraries and applications under MS Windows.
"Ever wondered which program has a particular file or directory open? Now you can find out. Process Explorer shows you information about which handles and DLLs processes have opened or loaded." (freeware, for all Windows versions) more
"Console is a Windows console window (cmd.exe) enhancement, useful for using when you depend on this shell, e.g. with msvc. Console features include: multiple tabs, text editor-like text selection, different background types, alpha and color-key transparency, configurable font, different window styles." (GPL, for Windows 2000 or newer) more
Debug messages (logs) generated by kDebug() and kWarning() are not visible on MS Windows unless application is compiled in so-called CONSOLE subsystem. To show these messages also in WINDOWS subsystem, you can use DebugView tool. The tool offers searching in logs, filtering them using wildcards and saving them to file. (freeware) more
A tool for checking dependency of shared libraries. This utility that scans any 32-bit or 64-bit Windows module (exe, dll, ocx, sys, etc.) and builds a hierarchical tree diagram of all dependent modules. (freeware) more
Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. more