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Re: gdb supported on powerpc-apple-darwin ?
Dr. Rolf Jansen wrote:
Am 16.08.2008 um 11:44 schrieb Mario Emmenlauer:"Forked GDB in 2005" is not quite accurate. Apple has had its own
version of GDB for many many years (going back to NeXT days I believe),
and has merged FSF GDB code into it a number of times, the most recent
being the one I did in 2005. Apple has also contributed code to FSF GDB
a number of times, both directly and indirectly. A new merge at this
point would be rather painful (and now there is a GPLv3 issue to boot),
and so it's been getting put off. Basic Darwin support in FSF GDB would
make it a lot easier though, one of the reasons I made a pass at it.
BTW: Apple developers: is the current (and upcoming) Apple gdb
still based on gdb's 2005 code?
Apple gdb has been forked from GNU gdb 6.3.50-20050815. And the
current version shipped with Xcode 3.1 is (Apple version gdb-960). The
lates version that can be downloaded at Apples OS site is gdb-961.
The term "still based" in your question implies too much. Apple forked
GDB in 2005 and since then it became a different product, there a so
many (well documented) additions since then, that it cannot simply be
based on a newer FSF gdb. In fact that would mean to fork it again.