AppWatch: GDB 5.0 and Insight 5.0 released
May 19, 2000, 12:38 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John D. Rowell)
[ Thanks to John D.
Rowell for this announcement. ]
This new stable version of the GNU Debugger (and Insight, the
Tcl/Tk interface to GDB) features greatly improved C++ support, New
native configurations (ARM GNU/Linux, PowerPC GNU/Linux), New
targets (Motorola MCore, x86 VxWorks, PowerPC VxWorks, TI
TMS320C80), and many more improvements and bugfixes.
"The purpose of a debugger such as GDB is to allow you to see what
is going on "inside" another program while it executes - or what
another program was doing at the moment it crashed. GDB can do four
main kinds of things (plus other things in support of these) to
help you catch bugs in the act: Start your program, specifying
anything that might affect its behavior; make your program stop on
specified conditions; examine what has happened, when your program
has stopped, and change things in your program, so you can
experiment with correcting the effects of one bug and go on to
learn about another. You can use GDB to debug programs written in C
and C++. Support for Modula-2 and Chill is partial."
"Insight is a graphical user interface to GDB - the GNU
Debugger - written in Tcl/Tk. It is a mature interface that is able
to give you access to much of GDB's power."
You can check the relevant
links and the changes
history at AppWatch.com.