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[ANNOUNCEMENT] GDB 7.9 released!

            GDB 7.9 released!

Release 7.9 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
  18MiB  e6279f26559d839f0b4218a482bcb43e  gdb-7.9.tar.xz
  32MiB  8f8ced422fe462a00e0135a643544f17  gdb-7.9.tar.gz

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mailing list, developers discussion lists, etc.), details on how to
access GDB's source 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 7.9 brings new targets, features and improvements, including:

   * Many improvements in GDB's Python scripting API.

   * Compilation and injection of source code into the inferior
     (requires GCC 5.0 or higher built with

   * On resume, GDB now always passes the signal the program had stopped
     for to the thread the signal was sent to, even if the user changed
     threads before resuming.  Previously GDB would often (but not
     always) deliver the signal to the thread that happens to be current
     at resume time.

   * Conversely, the "signal" command now consistently delivers the
     requested signal to the current thread.  GDB now asks for
     confirmation if the program had stopped for a signal and the user
     switched threads meanwhile.

   * Hardware watchpoint support on x86 GNU Hurd.

   * New target

     ** MIPS SDE                        mips*-sde*-elf*

   * New commands

     ** add-auto-load-scripts-directory directory
     ** compile code [-r|-raw] [--] [source code]
     ** compile file [-r|-raw] filename
     ** demangle [-l language] [--] name
     ** maint print user-registers
     ** queue-signal signal-name-or-number

   * New options

     ** set debug symbol-lookup
     ** show debug symbol-lookup

   * MI changes

     ** New exit-code field in -list-thread-groups command output

   * Support for these obsolete configurations has been removed.

     ** Alpha running OSF/1 (or Tru64)          alpha*-*-osf*
     ** SGI Irix-5.x                            mips-*-irix5*
     ** SGI Irix-6.x                            mips-*-irix6*
     ** VAX running (4.2 - 4.3 Reno) BSD        vax-*-bsd*
     ** VAX running Ultrix                      vax-*-ultrix*

   * The "dll-symbols" command, and its two aliases ("add-shared-symbol-files"
     and "assf"), have been removed.  Use the "sharedlibrary" command, or
     its alias "share", instead.

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

Joel Brobecker

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