GNU Debugger with Major Fixes

Oct 12, 2007

Not quite a year after the previous version, the developers have now released GNU Debugger 6.7.

Version 6.7 of the GNU Debugger (GDB) fixes various bugs and includes a large number of improvements and new features. The program helps developers to track down bugs in many programming languages. Among other languages, the debugger supports Ada, C, C++, Objective C and Pascal. It runs on various hardware architectures and supports the Linux, Unix and Windows platforms.

Analysts sponsored by Coverity Inc. detected 101 bugs in the source code, including incorrect pointers, and various other vulnerabilities. The developers have also improved support for C++ member pointers. The new version of GDB can now parse target descriptions from XML files which can be local or integrated via the remote serial port. In addition to the improvements and new features, the release includes a large number of new commands, while at the same time obsolete functions and settings were removed.

The release notes detail the numerous changes since the last release in December 2006. The source code for the latest GDB version is available on the GNU mirror servers or directly from GNU-ftp.

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