Nick Clifton publishes in his blog monthly news from the toolchain world, which is very interesting and very nice of him. Unfortunately he has not been able to provide news from GDB-land. I compiled a list of interesting events which happened in the GDB community this February to post as a comment in his blog, and figured it could be useful to post it here as well:
- publication of release schedule for GDB 7.0;
- merging of a handful of patches for Python scripting support (including ability to define new commands in python);
- new target supported (Ericsson’s DICOS on x86_64);
- revamp of thread support in Solaris;
- support hardware watchpoints in all i386 targets;
- ability to inspect extra signal information.
This is an incomplete list (doesn’t mention bugfixes, for instance) hacked up in the wee hours of the night, while waiting for sleep to come. If you are a GDB hacker who committed something interesting this month, I apologize in advance for not listing it here.