Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Chronicle Update

I committed the Chronicle sources to Google Code's Subversion repository, along with a couple of bug fixes. One of those fixes will hopefully get it to build on Linux distros like Ubuntu where libelf headers go in /usr/include. The only downside is that I can no longer track download numbers --- currently 174 :-).

I'm still working ever-so-gradually on the Eclipse debugger plugin. I need to play the name game again... incumbent: Chronometer, challenger: Anachron.

Update New challenger: Parachron.


  1. Anachron is pretty close to "anacron". So I'd avoid that.
    How about Chroniclipse? :-)
    Or, if you want someone who goes backwards and forwards analysing a Chronicle, how about "Historian"?

  2. I think you accidentally forgot to run make clean before checking it in, though :-)
    Here's a patch (a bit messy, as there's lots of patches against Makefile and other cruft) that makes chronicle build on Ubuntu feisty:
    It's based off Ubuntu's patch to valgrind to set -fno-stack-protector in CFLAGS.

  3. Robert O'Callahan23 May 2007 at 22:40

    > I think you accidentally forgot to run make clean
    > before checking it in, though :-)
    I did? I thought I cleaned up the tree pretty carefully. What needs to be deleted? Oh, I guess you mean the valgrind Makefiles... guess I need to run make dist or something.
    Thanks for the patch!

  4. I agree about Anachron - to close to an existing product. I find the other two ugly.
    How about hitting something a little physics or a little sci-fi? Some time-travel kind of thing? That's a sweet spot for your target demographic I think.
    Tachyon, Tachyograph. Causality. Event Horizon. Schr�dinger's Box. Spacetime. Decoherence. Observation. Entanglement.
    Stuff like that.
    Actually "Causality" is really doing it for me...

  5. What about "Chronic Debugger" - I know it is a tad bit unimaginative, but that is the way of Eclipse as far as I can tell... :)

  6. What about Paraleipomena. If you want to be obscure. Besides, it will always be the "things omitted" which people remember it for ;-)