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GDB 7.6 released!
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: gdb-announce at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013 18:07:41 +0400
- Subject: GDB 7.6 released!
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
You can download GDB from the GNU FTP server in the directory:
The vital stats:
Size md5sum Name
24MB fda57170e4d11cdde74259ca575412a8 gdb-7.6.tar.bz2
30MB a9836707337e5f7bf76a009a8904f470 gdb-7.6.tar.gz
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GDB 7.6 brings new targets, features and improvements, including:
* New native configurations:
ARM AArch64 GNU/Linux aarch64*-*-linux-gnu
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
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
** enable/disable type-printer
* New remote packets (QTBuffer:size, Qbtrace:bts, Qbtrace:off and
* 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