gdbgui was started in early 2017 with a goal to make the easiest to use and most accessible gdb frontend. It has been under active development ever since. It is in the top 3 results when searching for "gdb frontend" on google, and works on linux, mac, and windows.

It is open source and free.

gdb (gnu debugger) allows you to see what is going on 'inside' another program while it executes -- or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed. It is widely distributed and used, but is terminal-based which does not always let you get a full picture of what the program is doing without looking up lots of commands.

gdbgui (gdb GUI, or Graphical User Interface, pronounced gee-dee-bee goo-ee) runs gdb in the background to build an easier-to-use interface to gdb.


I've only used @grassfedcode's gdbgui for a couple of days, but wow, it's pretty damned awesome and so dead simple to get up an running. -Lou

gdbgui.....WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN MY WHOLE LIFE! Seriously, great front-end to gdb for those of us who are not always using a full IDE. Easy to get too --> 'pip install gdbgui', then run gdbgui in a terminal... that's it! Great project. -Jefferson

Where were you all my life? And why did I use DDD? -Mario