[ANNOUNCEMENT] GDB 7.0.1 released!

Joel Brobecker brobecker@adacore.com
Tue Dec 22 18:13:00 GMT 2009


            GDB 7.0.1 released!

Release 7.0.1 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  53ebade39bfdc1d06744e5188b6438b1  gdb-7.0.1.tar.bz2
  23MB  100d6e5524be1a34ba61556a7389a297  gdb-7.0.1.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 7.0.1 is a minor corrective release.  The following fixes have been
made over GDB 7.0 (release Oct 06, 2009):

  * GDB Crash due to stack overflow (PR gdb/10457);
  * Build failure on newer versions of FreeBSD;
  * Crash on solaris when reading symbols (PR gdb/10819);
  * Thumb2 debugging support;
  * Build failure on IRIX 5.3 (MAP_FAILED not defined);
  * Buffer overflow during function epilogue analysis
    (debuggers targeted for x86_64 only);
  * Crash trying to complete the "catch exception" command;
  * GDB freeze (infinite loop);
  * GDB Crash accessing printing structure with bitfield (PR gdb/10884);
  * Various testsuite fixes (not affecting the debugger);
  * The manual now provides the correct GPL version licensing text.
    Similarly, file gdb/COPYING now provides the text of the GPL version 3.

GDB 7.0 featured 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



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