Subject: GDB 7.6 released!
Date: Friday 26th April 2013 14:07:41 UTC (over 4 years ago)
GDB 7.6 released! Release 7.6 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 24MB fda57170e4d11cdde74259ca575412a8 gdb-7.6.tar.bz2 30MB a9836707337e5f7bf76a009a8904f470 gdb-7.6.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 7.6 brings new targets, features and improvements, including: * New native configurations: ARM AArch64 GNU/Linux aarch64*-*-linux-gnu FreeBSD/powerpc powerpc*-*-freebsd x86_64/Cygwin x86_64-*-cygwin* Tilera TILE-Gx GNU/Linux tilegx*-*-linux-gnu * New target configurations: ARM AArch64 aarch64*-*-elf ARM AArch64 GNU/Linux aarch64*-*-linux Lynx 178 PowerPC powerpc-*-lynx*178 x86_64/Cygwin x86_64-*-cygwin* Tilera TILE-Gx GNU/Linux tilegx*-*-linux * New configure options: -enable-libmcheck/--disable-libmcheck * Support for the "mini debuginfo" section, .gnu_debugdata * The C++ ABI now defaults to the GNU v3 ABI. This has been the default for GCC since November 2000. * New command line option: -nh (disables auto-loading of ~/.gdbinit) * Various GDB/MI changes * Python scripting: ** Vectors can be created with gdb.Type.vector. ** Python's atexit.register now works in GDB. ** Types can be pretty-printed via a Python API. ** Python 3 is now supported (in addition to Python 2.4 or later) ** New class gdb.Architecture exposes GDB's internal representation of architecture in the Python API. ** New method Frame.architecture returns the gdb.Architecture object corresponding to the frame's architecture. ** New Python-based convenience functions ($_memeq, $_streq, $_strlen and $_regex) * The 'cd' command now defaults to using '~' (the home directory) if not given an argument. * New commands: ** catch signal ** maint info bfds ** python-interactive ** enable/disable type-printer * New remote packets (QTBuffer:size, Qbtrace:bts, Qbtrace:off and qXfer:btrace:read) * New options: ** set/show print type methods (on|off) ** set/show print type typedefs (on|off) ** set/show filename-display basename|relative|absolute ** set/show trace-buffer-size ** set/show remote trace-buffer-size-packet auto|on|off ** set/show debug aarch64 ** set/show debug coff-pe-read ** set/show debug mach-o ** set/show debug notification * target record: The "target record" command has been renamed to "target record-full", and a new "target record-btrace" has been added. This new target uses hardward support to record the control-flow of a process. Execution replay is not supported, but this targets allows investigating the program's recorded execution. For a complete list and more details on each item, please see the gdb/NEWS file. -- Joel