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GDB 7.11 released!
- From: Joel Brobecker <brobecker at adacore dot com>
- To: gdb-announce at sourceware dot org, info-gnu at gnu dot org
- Date: Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:53:11 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: GDB 7.11 released!
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GDB 7.11 released!
Release 7.11 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
19MiB b5c784685e1cde65ba135feea86b6d75 gdb-7.11.tar.xz
34MiB f585059252836a981ea5db9a5f8ce97f gdb-7.11.tar.gz
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GDB 7.11 brings new features and improvements, including:
* Per-inferior thread numbers (thread numbers are now per inferior instead
of being global).
* GDB now allows users to specify breakpoint locations using a more
explicit syntax (named "explicit location"). This feature is also
available in GDB/MI.
* New convenience variables ($_gthread, $_inferior)
* When hitting a breakpoint or receiving a signal while debugging a
multi-threaded program, the debugger now shows which thread triggered
* Record btrace now supports non-stop mode.
* Various improvements on AArch64 GNU/Linux
** Multi-architecture debugging support
** displaced stepping
** tracepoint support added in GDBserver
* kernel-based threads support on FreeBSD.
* Support for reading/writing memory and extracting values on architectures
whose memory is addressable in units of any integral multiple of 8 bits.
* In Ada, the overloads selection menu provides the parameter types and
return types for the matching overloaded subprograms.
* Various remote protocol improvements, including several new packets
which can be used to support features such as follow-exec-mode, exec
catchpoints, syscall catchpoints, etc.
* Some minor improvements in the Python API for extending GDB.
* Support for various ROM monitors has been removed:
target dbug dBUG ROM monitor for Motorola ColdFire
target picobug Motorola picobug monitor
target dink32 DINK32 ROM monitor for PowerPC
target m32r Renesas M32R/D ROM monitor
target mon2000 mon2000 ROM monitor
target ppcbug PPCBUG ROM monitor for PowerPC
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