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GNU Debugger 7.0 Released

The GNU Project has released Version 7.0 of the GNU Debugger. The GNU Debugger (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 Windows variants. It can be downloaded via FTP at or

Major enhancements and bug fixes to Version 7.0 include:

  • Python scripting support
  • Reverse debugging, Process record and replay
  • Non-stop debugging
  • Multi-architecture debugging
  • Multi-inferior, multi-process debugging
  • 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

New native configurations:

  • x86/x86_64 Darwin
  • x86_64 MinGW

Support for additional targets include:

  • Lattice Mico32
  • x86/x86_64 DICOS
  • S+core 3
  • The remote stub now supports x86 Windows CE

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