Subject: GDB 7.0 released!
Date: Tuesday 6th October 2009 17:40:09 UTC (over 7 years ago)
GDB 7.0 released! Release 7.0 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, is now available via anonymous FTP. GDB is a source-level debugger for Ada, C, C++, Objective-C, Pascal and many other languages. GDB can target (i.e., debug programs running on) more than a dozen different processor architectures, and GDB itself can run on most popular GNU/Linux, Unix and Microsoft Windows variants. You can download GDB from the GNU FTP server in the directory: ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gdb The vital stats: Size md5sum Name 17MB 3386a7b69c010785c920ffc1e9cb890a gdb-7.0.tar.bz2 23MB 67b4144db385620d7b93f7b0c26800f7 gdb-7.0.tar.gz There is a web page for GDB at: http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ That page includes information about GDB mailing lists (an announcement mailing list, developers discussion lists, etc.), details on how to access GDB's CVS repository, locations for development snapshots, preformatted documentation, and links to related information around the net. We will put errata notes and host-specific tips for this release on-line as any problems come up. All mailing lists archives are also browsable via the web. GDB 7.0 is packed with new platforms being supported, major new features, enhancements and bug fixes. For a complete list and more details on each iteam, please see the gdb/NEWS file. The new native configurations being supported are: * x86/x86_64 Darwin * x86_64 MinGW Support for the following targets has been added: * Lattice Mico32 * x86/x86_64 DICOS * S+core 3 * The remote stub now supports x86 Windows CE The major new features are: * Python scripting support * Reverse debugging, Process record and replay * Non-stop debugging * Multi-architecture debugging * Multi-inferior, multi-process debugging It also features many enhancements and bug fixes, including: * GDB now has an interface for JIT compilation * Tracepoints may now be conditional * Multi-byte and wide character set support * New /r and /m modifiers for the "disassemble" command * Automatic retrieval of shared library files from remote targets * Inlined functions are now supported * New remote protocal packets * GDB is now able to read compressed debug sections * Thread switching is now supported on Tru64 * Ada task switching is now supported * New features in gdbserver, the GDB remote stub * New command to stop execution when a system call is made -- Joel