[Qt-creator] Qt Creator 3.1 Slow Debugging on OS X 10.8

Michael Jackson imikejackson at gmail.com
Wed May 14 19:22:14 CEST 2014

I am trying out the QtCreator 3.1 release for OS X (10.8.5 with Xcode 5.1.1 Tooling and Xcode 5.1.1 5B1008 Command line tools) and debugging is extremely slow. By this I mean that I set a breakpoint in my code and it hits that code quickly. But then getting the "Locals and Expressions" to populate is another 15 seconds and then trying to scroll the list is another 10 seconds to start. Disclosing the "this" variable on my QWidget derived class takes another 10~20 seconds. THis is unbearable. I did not have this issue with QtCreator 3.0.1 on the same system.
    I believe I have everything setup to use the LLDB on the "System" (/usr/bin/lldb). I am debugging a self built Qt 4.8.5 application. This on a 2009 Mac Pro with 8 Real Cores, 32GB of Ram and an SSD.

Is this normal for this system? Is it the LLDB support? Is anyone else seeing this problem?

Mike Jackson

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