Debugging EFL Applications

While the process of developing with the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries should be a smooth one, bugs are an inevitability of the programming process. The following documentation will provide you with tools and resources that will allow you to track down the source of these bugs quickly and easily, getting your development back on track with a minimum of fuss.

Recompiling with Debug Symbols

Recompiling with Debug Symbols demonstrates how to get the most out of the available debugging tools by compiling your application and the EFL with debugging symbols activated.

Log Levels

Log Levels explains the different verbosity levels of EFL's Eina_Log method, allowing you to control the amount of information recorded and better document the issue you have encountered.

Language Specific Debugging

EFL applications can be written in a variety of languages. These sections provide hands-on examples using the GNU Debugger, Valgrind, and Clouseau tools using code from the following programming languages:

Reporting EFL Bugs

If you believe a bug lies in EFL itself, rather than in your application, then please report the issue via Gitea Issues.

Always test multiple times to make sure there really is a reproducible bug before making a ticket, in order to avoid unnecessary tickets. Please ensure that issues aren't related to modified system settings.

If reporting a visual bug, please test with the default theme; support is not provided for third-party themes, and bugs related to these themes must be sent directly to the theme's author.