GDB 7.8.1 Brings Various Fixes For The GNU Debugger
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 29 October 2014 at 07:38 PM EDT. Add A Comment
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Version 7.8.1 of the GNU Debugger is now available and it brings various bug fixes over the major GDB 7.8 release.

GDB 7.8 was released at the end of July with many new features like support for Guile scripting and improved support for Python. Guile, for those that don't know, is the "official extension language" for the GNU operating system. Guile is an interpreter/compiler for the Scheme programming language and finally as of today is supported by GDB. But for those not fond of Scheme-like languages, GDB 7.8 also brought Python scripting enhancements. GDB 7.8 also had various new commands and options, little-endian PowerPC 64-bit target support, BTrace enhancements, and tons of other changes.

With today's GDB 7.8.1 release things aren't quite exciting but there's a few regression fixes, some crash fixes, and other bug-fixes. More details on the changes can be found via the info-gnu list.
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