We are using JDK 1.3.1_04 for our Swing desktop application
development on NT4SP6a.
When using one of the latest release versions of IDEA and stepping
throught the application, IDEA's debugger gets into a weird state (see
further stepping is not possible. You need to set a breakpoint and hit
the resume button (green triangle). This happens regulary one time in
two minutes. After a while the debugged application crashes (Dr.
I do not think, that it's a JDK or NT problem, because debugging in
Eclipse 2.1 works very fine.
Because the latest EAP builds cannot be used for Swing application
development, I cannot try whether the problem is solved in EAP.
Therefore our only alternative is to use Eclipse (thanks god, that the
new version allows redefining the shortcuts, so it behaves nearly
Does someone else has such debugging problems?