6.3. Debugging

[Note] Note

This settings page is not available on Windows.

Figure 15.85. Debugging Settings Page

Debugging Settings Page

6.3.1. Options

Debug Policy

The Debug Policy tells GIMP what you want to do if GIMP encounters a problem. You have four choices:

Debug warnings, critical errors and crashes

This is the most intrusive option. Usually only used when trying to find a specific bug. This starts the debugger for any kind of crash, error or warning.

Debug critical errors and crashes

Start debugging when GIMP encounters a crash or a critical error.

Debug crashes only

Only start debugging when GIMP encounters a crash.

Never debug GIMP

Whatever happens, the debugger will never be started.

Effective debugging is only possible if you have gdb or lldb installed.