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@ 2005-12-02  7:15 Joel Brobecker
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            GDB 6.4 released!

Release 6.4 of GDB, the GNU Debugger, is now available via anonymous
FTP.  GDB is a source-level debugger for C, C++, Ada, Java 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.

Since the previous release (6.3, released one year ago) we've made
many fixes and enhancements including:

* New native configurations

OpenBSD/arm			arm*-*-openbsd*
OpenBSD/mips64			mips64-*-openbsd*

* New targets

Morpho Technologies ms1		ms1-elf

* New command line options

--batch-silent			As for --batch, but totally silent.
--return-child-result		The debugger will exist with the same value
				the child (debugged) program exited with.
--eval-command COMMAND, -ex COMMAND
				Execute a single GDB CLI command. This may be
				specified multiple times and in conjunction
				with the --command (-x) option.

* Deprecated commands removed

The following commands, that were deprecated in 2000, have been

  Command				Replacement
  set|show arm disassembly-flavor	set|show arm disassembler
  othernames				set arm disassembler
  set|show remotedebug			set|show debug remote
  set|show archdebug			set|show debug arch
  set|show eventdebug			set|show debug event
  regs					info registers

* New BSD user-level threads support

It is now possible to debug programs using the user-level threads
library on OpenBSD and FreeBSD.  Currently supported (target)
configurations are:

FreeBSD/amd64			x86_64-*-freebsd*
FreeBSD/i386			i386-*-freebsd*
OpenBSD/i386			i386-*-openbsd*

Note that the new kernel threads libraries introduced in FreeBSD 5.x
are not yet supported.

* New support for Matsushita MN10300 w/sim added
(Work in progress).  mn10300-elf.

* REMOVED configurations and files

VxWorks and the XDR protocol			*-*-vxworks
Renesas H8/300S					h8300*-*-*
Motorola MCORE                                  mcore-*-*
Matsushita MN10300 w/simulator			mn10300-*-*
National Semiconductor NS32000			ns32k-*-*
NEC V850					v850-*-*

* New "set print array-indexes" command

After turning this setting "on", GDB prints the index of each element
when displaying arrays.  The default is "off" to preserve the previous

* VAX floating point support

GDB now supports the not-quite-ieee VAX F and D floating point formats.

* User-defined command support

In addition to using $arg0..$arg9 for argument passing, it is now possible
to use $argc to determine now many arguments have been passed.  See the
section on user-defined commands in the user manual for more information.

You can download GDB from the GNU FTP server in the directory:

The vital stats:

  Size  md5sum                            Name
  14mb  f62c14ba0316bc88e1b4b32a4e901ffb  gdb-6.4.tar.bz2
  18mb  7dc98022ee96bba5331f195dc8a5491a  gdb-6.4.tar.gz

There is a web page for GDB at: 

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.

This release is the result of a team effort of many individuals who
have contributed to this project. This includes: Alan Modra, Andreas
Schwab, Andrew Cagney, Andrew Stubbs, Anthony Green, Baurzhan Ismagulov,
Ben Elliston, Bob Rossi, Chris Demetriou, Christopher Faylor, Corinna
Vinschen, Daniel Jacobowitz, David Lecomber, David S. Miller, David Ung,
Elena Zannoni, Eli Zaretskii, Eric Christopher, Fred Fish, Frederic
Riss, H.J. Lu, Hans-Peter Nilsson, Ian Lance Taylor, James E Wilson, Jan
Beulich, Jason Thorpe, Jeff Johnston, Jerome Guitton, Jim Blandy, Jim
Wilson, Joel Brobecker, John David Anglin, Jon Beniston, Kaveh R. Ghazi,
Kei Sakamoto, Kevin Buettner, Kris Warkentin, Manoj Iyer, Mark Kettenis,
Mark Mitchell, Martin Hunt, Michael Snyder, Nathan Sidwell, Nick
Roberts, Orjan Friberg, Paul Brook, Paul Gilliam, Paul N. Hilfinger,
Ramana Radhakrishnan, Randolph Chung, Richard Earnshaw, Richard
Henderson, Richard Sandiford, Stephane Carrez, Steve Ellcey, Thiemo
Seufer, Ulrich Weigand, Wu Zhou, Yoshinori Sato. Thank you!


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