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GDB 7.10 released!

            GDB 7.10 released!

Release 7.10 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
  18MiB  2a35bac41fa8e10bf04f3a0dd7f7f363  gdb-7.10.tar.xz
  32MiB  fa6827ad0fd2be1daa418abb11a54d86  gdb-7.10.tar.gz

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GDB 7.10 brings new targets, features and improvements, including:

   * Improved support for accessing shared libraries directly from
     the target system when debugging remotely.

   * Various Guile and Python scripting improvements, including (but not
     limited to):

     ** Support for auto-loading Python/Guile scripts contained
        in a special section named `.debug_gdb_scripts'.

     ** Support for writing a frame unwinder in Python.

   * Support for record-replay and reverse debugging on Aarch64 Linux.

   * GDB now has support for fork events on extended-remote Linux targets
     (Linux kernels 2.5.60 and later).

   * Support for DTrace USDT (Userland Static Defined Tracing) probes
     on x86_64 GNU/Linux targets.

   * Vector ABI support on S/390 GNU/Linux targets.

   * GDB now reads the GDBHISTSIZE environment variable rather than
     HISTSIZE to determine the size of GDB's command history.

   * Support for setting the parity when connecting to the target
     using a serial interface.

   * It is now possible to limit the number of candidates to be
     considered during completion.

   * Support for Sun's version of the "stabs" debug file format
     has been removed.

   * Support for the following targets and native configurations has
     been removed:

     ** HP/PA running HP-UX (hppa*-*-hpux*)
     ** Itanium running HP-UX (ia64-*-hpux*)

     Support for the "-xdb" command-line switch (HP-UX XDB compatibility
     mode) has also been removed.

For a complete list and more details on each item, please see the
gdb/NEWS file.

Joel Brobecker

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