GNU GDB 8.2 Debugger Adds RISC-V ELF Target, Improves Python API
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 5 September 2018 at 09:00 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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GDB 8.2 is out today as the latest feature update for this GNU source-level debugger for many languages, architectures, and operating systems.

Notable to GDB 8.2 is that it adds a RISC-V ELF target for this open-source processor ISA. Meanwhile, GDB 8.2 drops support for m68k on OpenBSD and SH-5/SH64 support across various operating systems.

The GDB 8.2 debugger update also enhances the Python API, offers SVE support and various improvements to the 64-bit ARM (AArch64) Linux handling, several C improvements, and better flexibility with the loading of symbol files.

More details on today's GDB 8.2 release via the project site.
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