Q: Why another editor? Why not work directly on Quanta+, for instance?
A: Ok, a little of history: I started working on this in 2004 because, at the time, I needed for my job (working with php applications on GNU/Linux). We didn't want to spend money on commercial products (as a matter of fact, we didn't like the available ones). Since the free version of DBG satisfied me, I planned to implement a client into the KDE Quanta+ (http://www.kdewebdev.org) wich, at the time, Gubed (http://gubed.sourceforge.net) was beginning to be incorporated. On the mailing list, there was a discussion about incorporating many debuggers for many script languages into it.
Due to lack of time, and because I didn't have knowledge of Gubed implementation, I develop this small editor (the one you are reading about) so I could better understand about debug session flows and how could DBG and Gubed work togueter sharing common code (wich would be a starting point to easily implement other debuggers without all the suffering) and I could have the freedom to try new things and blow things out like a doctor in his own laboratory :)
It was fun to do it, but I had too much work with DBG, and took me a lot to complete it's implementation by myself. So, many "todo" things are still hanging.
Now, since I had a small app here fullfiling some of my needs, I decided to release it.
Q: Nothing happens when I start the debugger. What is wrong?
Here are a few steps that can help find out what is going on:
Q: DBG doesn't work when debugging locally using the console. What is wrong?
A: Using DBG with the PHP binary is only supported if your binary is PHP (CGI), instead of the default PHP (CLI), due to a lack of support on the current free version of DBG (wich might be fixed in the next version).
Q: I'm having lots of problems to make this work. What should I do?
A: Go to the forum and search for related problems. If there isn't any solution there, you're welcome to write a new thread :)
Q: What should I do if I find a bug?
A: post a message on the protoeditor's sourceforge forum or send me an email.