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@ 2006-06-21  7:23 Joel Brobecker
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From: Joel Brobecker @ 2006-06-21  7:23 UTC (permalink / raw)
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            GDB 6.5 released!

Release 6.5 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.

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

The vital stats:

  Size  md5sum                            Name
  14mb  af6c8335230d7604aee0803b1df14f54  gdb-6.5.tar.bz2
  19mb  3b171256a216a53616b016d47e5cff63  gdb-6.5.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.

Since the previous release (6.4, released on December 2005) we've made
many fixes and enhancements including:

* New targets

Renesas M32C/M16C		m32c-elf

Morpho Technologies ms1		ms1-elf

* New commands

init-if-undefined		Initialize a convenience variable, but
				only if it doesn't already have a value.

The following commands are presently only implemented for native GNU/Linux:

checkpoint			Save a snapshot of the program state.

restart	<n>			Return the program state to a 
				previously saved state.

info checkpoints		List currently saved checkpoints.

delete-checkpoint <n>		Delete a previously saved checkpoint.

set|show detach-on-fork		Tell gdb whether to detach from a newly
				forked process, or to keep debugging it.

info forks			List forks of the user program that
				are available to be debugged.

fork <n>			Switch to debugging one of several
				forks of the user program that are
				available to be debugged.

delete-fork <n>			Delete a fork from the list of forks
				that are available to be debugged (and
				kill the forked process).

detach-fork <n>			Delete a fork from the list of forks
				that are available to be debugged (and
				allow the process to continue).

* New architecture

Morpho Technologies ms2		ms1-elf

* Improved Windows host support

GDB now builds as a cross debugger hosted on i686-mingw32, including
native console support, and remote communications using either
network sockets or serial ports.

* Improved Modula-2 language support

GDB can now print most types in the Modula-2 syntax.  This includes:
basic types, set types, record types, enumerated types, range types,
pointer types and ARRAY types.  Procedure var parameters are correctly
printed and hexadecimal addresses and character constants are also
written in the Modula-2 syntax.  Best results can be obtained by using
GNU Modula-2 together with the -gdwarf-2 command line option.

* REMOVED features

The ARM rdi-share module.

The Netware NLM debug server.

This release is the result of a team effort of many individuals who
have contributed to this project. This includes: Adrien Kunysz, Alan
Modra, Alexandre Oliva, Alfred M. Szmidt, Andreas Schwab, Andrew Stubbs,
Ben Elliston, Charles Wilson, Christopher Faylor, Corinna Vinschen,
Daniel Jacobowitz, David S. Miller, Eli Zaretskii, Fred Fish, Frederic
Riss, Gaius Mulley, Jim Blandy, Joel Brobecker, Kevin Buettner, Khem
Raj, Mark Kettenis, Mark Mitchell, Masaki Muranaka, Michael Snyder,
Nathan J. Williams, Nathan Sidwell, Nick Roberts, Paul Brook, Paul
Gilliam, Paul N. Hilfinger, Randolph Chung, Roger Sayle, Serge Chatroux,
Steve Ellcey, Ulrich Weigand, Vladimir Prus, Wu Zhou


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