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* GDB 7.3.1 released!
@ 2011-09-04 19:14 Joel Brobecker
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            GDB 7.3.1 released!

Release 7.3 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
  19MB  b89a5fac359c618dda97b88645ceab47  gdb-7.3.1.tar.bz2
  25MB  c2795d636a9481d022608cab201be613  gdb-7.3.1.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.

GDB 7.3.1 is a minor corrective release over the 7.3 release, bringing
mostly the following changes:

  * Build fixes for NetBSD / OpenBSD targets

  * ISBN and Edition number update of the GDB User's Manual

GDB 7.3 brings new targets, features and improvements, including:

  * Initial OpenCL C language support has been added
  * C++ enhancements:
     * Template parameters are now in scope when debugging in an
     * The motion commands "next", "finish", "until", and "advance" now
       work better when exceptions are thrown

  * Improved Python support, enhancing the existing APIs as well as
    introducing new ones.

  * Improved thread debugging support:
     * GDB now understands thread names
     * A new command "thread find [REGEXP]" has been added

  * GDBserver enhancements:
     * Support for PowerPC LynxOS (versions 4.x and 5.x) and i686 LynxOS
       (version 5.x)
     * Support for Blackfin Linux

  * Support for reading and writing a new .gdb_index section,
    containing a fast index of DWARF debugging info

  * Various GDB/MI improvements

  * Support for ia64 HP-UX (ia64-*-hpux*) has been added

  * Target support for Analog Devices, Inc. Blackfin Processors (bfin-*)

  * GNU simulator improvements:
     * New --map-info flag
     * CFI flash simulation support

Other worthy improvments (in random order):
  * The "catch syscall" command is now available on mips-linux.
  * New GDB Commands: "set directories"
  * Support for using labels in linespecs (Eg you can use "advance label")
  * The "watch" command now accepts an optional "-location" argument
  * Thread debugging of core dumps now supported on GNU/Linux
  * Ranged breakpoints support (PowerPC BookE running Linux 2.6.34 or later)
  * Support for Ada task switching inside programs using the Ravenscar profile

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


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